# What are the characteristics of metals?

May 11, 2017

$\text{Malleable, ductile, and chemically reducing...........}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{Malleability}$ refers to the ability of metals to be hammered out into a sheet.

$\text{Ductility}$ refers to the ability of metals to be drawn out into a wire.

Metals tend to be oxidized upon reaction.

And all these properties, and in addition $\text{electrical}$ and $\text{thermal conductivity}$, can be attributed to $\text{metallic bonding}$. See this old answer.