# Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Questions: 26

Metals $\Longrightarrow$ lustrous (shiny) $\Longrightarrow$ Sonorous ( Make noise when striked) $\Longrightarrow$ Good conductors of electricity $\Longrightarrow$ Malleable and ductile $\Longrightarrow$ Usually solid at room temperature ( Exception - Mercury) Non Metals: $\Longrightarrow$ Not lustrous (Have a dull appearance) $\Longrightarrow$ Non sonorous $\Longrightarrow$ Poor Conductors of electricity (Exception - graphite) $\Longrightarrow$ Brittle $\Longrightarrow$ Maybe solids, liquids or gases at room tempertaure

#### Work Step by Step

Metals have some very characteristic properties that almost every metal exhibits. Non metals have the opposite of the properties of metals-- this can be seen when you compare the two lists in the answer section above.

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