What is the difference between metals and metalloids?

1 Answer
Jan 8, 2017

There are 3 types of elements : metals,non-metals and metalloids.


Metals---these are generally hard( Na and K are exceptions),lustrous,malleable,ductile,conducting and electron giving elements.

Non metal---reverse of metals.(eg; they're generally soft,non-lustrous etc.)

Metalloids--these are the elements which show properties of metals as well as of non-metals.