Properties of Nonmetals

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Nonmetals are found on the right of the periodic table and tend to gain electrons.

There are 17 nonmetals Hydrogen Helium Lithium Beryllium Boron Carbon Nitrogen Oxygen Fluorine Neon Chlorine Argon Phosphorus Sulfur Selenium Bromine Krypton

They range from brittle solids to gasses at room temperature. Because their outer shells are filled with electrons they tend to gain electrons.

They share some of these properties.

Nonmetals share these properties

  • Low density

  • Poor conductors of heat and electricity

  • Not malleable or ductile

  • Brittle solids or gasses at room temperature

  • React with metals to form salts


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