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

 

Answer

Metals

Non-Metals

Metals react with Oxygen to form basic oxides .

Non- Metals react with Oxygen to form acidic or neutral oxides .

Most metals displace Hydrogen from dilute acids.

Non-metals do not react with dilute acids.

Only a few metals combine with Hydrogen to form Ionic Hydrides. . (Eg: Na, Ca)

Non-Metals combine with Hydrogen to form Covalent hydrides .

Most metals displace Hydrogen from water/steam to form Metal Hydroxides.

Usually, non-metals do not react with water/steam .

Metals react with Cl to form Ionic Chlorides

Non-metals react with Cl to form Covalent Chlorides

 

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 3 Class 10 - Metals and Non-Metals (Term 1)

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