Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - The Periodic Table - 6.1 Organizing the Elements - 6.1 Lesson Check: 4

Answer

Nonmetals, metals, and metalloids are the three broad classes of the elements.

Work Step by Step

Most of the elements fall under the spectrum of metal, metalloid, or nonmetal. Thus it was obvious that those were the three "broad" classes of elements.
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