What are the physical characteristics of nonmetals?
Jul 19, 2018
Here are a few...
- may be solid, liquid or gas at room temperature
- has lower melting point than metals
- has lower boiling point than metals
- non-lustrous - dull, not shiny
- poor conductors of heat
- poor conductors of electricity
- brittle - break when stretched
- low tensile strength - easily broken
- generally soft