Metals and Nonmetals
  • 1. Which of the following is a characteristic of metals
A) A. Malleable and ductile
B) D. Low density
C) C. Poor conductors of heat and electricity
D) B. Brittle
  • 2. Which element is a nonmetal?
A) D. Copper
B) A. Iron
C) B. Aluminum
D) C. Carbon
  • 3. Which property is typical of nonmetals?
A) B. Shiny appearance
B) C. High melting point
C) A. Low density
D) D. Good conductor of electricity
  • 4. Which group of elements tends to gain electrons to achieve a stable electron configuration?
A) A. Nonmetals
B) B. Metalloids
C) C. Metals
D) D. Noble gases
  • 5. Which of the following elements is a metalloid?
A) D. Chlorine
B) B. silicon
C) C. Sodium
D) A. Oxygen
  • 6. Which type of bonding is most characteristic of metals?
A) C. Metallic bonding
B) B. Ionic bonding
C) D. Hydrogen bonding
D) A. Covalent bonding
  • 7. Which property is typical of metals but not nonmetals?
A) D. Poor conductor of electricity
B) C. Low melting point
C) A. Ductile
D) B. Brittle
  • 8. Which element is considered a metal?
A) B. Nitrogen
B) C. Fluorine
C) A. Hydrogen
D) D. Magnesium
  • 9. Which category of elements is typically found on the left side of the periodic table?
A) B. Metals
B) A. Nonmetals
C) D. Noble gases
D) C. Metalloids
  • 10. Which element is a nonmetal in its elemental form but behaves as a metal in some of its compounds?
A) A. Hydrogen
B) B. Carbon
C) D. Phosphorus
D) C. Mercury
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