How can I classify metalloids?

1 Answer
May 30, 2014

The common classification for Metalloids are, possess some characteristics of metals and some of non-metals, semi-conductive, and are metallic lustre.

There are only seven classified elements:

  • Boron
  • Silicon
  • Germanium
  • Arsenic
  • Antimony
  • Tellurium
  • Polonium

The best way of determining if an unknown element is a Metalloid is by checking if any characteristics of metals and non-metals can be found, if both are then you most likely have a Metalloid element.

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