Specification Point 1.20:
Understand how to use electrical conductivity and the acid-base character of oxides to classify elements as Metals or Non-metals
Metals vs Non-Metals
|Basic oxides (alkaline)||Acidic oxides (acidic)|
|Good conductors of electricity||Poor conductors of electricity|
|High melting and boiling point||Low melting and boiling point|
Specification Point 1.21:
Identify an element as a metal or a non-metal according to its position in the periodic table
Identifying Metals from Periodic Table Position
A zig-zag line in this diagram separates the metals on the left, from the non-metals on the right
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