# What property of nonmetals is the opposite of malleable and ductile?

##### 1 Answer
May 9, 2018

Brittle is the property of the non metal which says them to be non malleable and non ductile.

#### Explanation:

Non metals may be in gaseous or liquid state. They thus are not so

hard i.e. they are brittle where they

=>cannot be drawn into wires i.e.ductility

=>cannot be spread in sheets i.e. malleability.