Properties of metals and non-metals

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  • About 3/4 of the periodic table are metals
  • They are a good conductor of heat
  • They are good conductors of electricity
  • They have high boiling and melting points. They're all solid except for murcury which is liquid at room temperature
  • Metals are strong and dense, but they are also malleable and ductile
  • They are shiny (when freshly cut)
  • Some metals are magnetic (like…


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