Q.3.14.    Differentiate between metal and non-metal on the basis of their chemical properties.

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D Devendra Khairwa

The major differences between metals and non-metals are given below :-


                     Metals                    Non-metals
1. They have ionic bonds.     They have covalent bonds
2. They are electropositive.     They are electronegative.
3. They form basic oxides.     They form acidic oxides.
4. They react with dilute acids to form salt and evolve hydrogen gas.     Since they cannot replace hydrogen      thus they cannot react with dilute acids.