# Do metals or nonmetals more often a gas at room temperature?

Of the non-metals, of which there are only about 20 or so, there are 12 (or 11) that are gaseous at room temperature and pressure. We can list these: dihydrogen, dinitrogen, dioxygen, ${X}_{2} , \left(X = F , C l\right)$, and the seven (or actually 6) $\text{Noble Gases}$.