Compare the Chemical Properties of Metals and Non metals in tabular form.

Metals Nonmetals

1. Metals are easily corrodible.

2. They have 1, 2 or 3 electrons in the valence shell. So they can lose electrons easily.

3. Metals produce the basic oxides.

4. They are electropositive in nature.

5. These acts as a good reducing agent.

1. Nonmetals are not easily corrodible.

2. Nonmetals own  more than 4 electrons in their valence shell. So they can easily gain electrons.

3. These forms acidic oxide.

4. These are electronegative in nature. 5. They act as a great oxidizing agent.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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