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Properties of Metals, Nonmetals and Metalloids

Property Metals Nonmetals Metalloids Luster Metals reflects light from their surface and can be polished for example in gold, silver and copper. Nonmetals does not reflect light. They are not lustrous. Malleability Metals can withstand hammering and can be shaped into thin sheets such as foils. Nonmetals are non-malleable. Metalloids are not malleable. Ductility Metals…