Different Types Of
Metals and Non-Metals
Metals and their properties
Lustre: Metals in their pure state have shining surface. This’
property is known as metallic lustre.
Malleability: Ability of metals to be beaten into thin sheets.
Example:- Aluminium foils.
Ductility: Ability of Metals to be drawn into thin wires is
Example:- Gold wires
Metals are good conductors of heat and have
high melting points.
Non Metals and their
Conduction: They are poor conductors of heat and
electricity i.e. good insulators.
Brittle: Solid non metals are generally brittle hence they
are non-malleable and non-ductile.
Lustre: Generally non metals have little or no lustre except
usually exists in gaseous
state with the exception of Bromine in
liquid and Diamond in solid.