Where on the periodic table are metals found?

1 Answer
Apr 5, 2017

Metals are found to the left of the stair step line.


The elements on the stair step line are metalloids The elements to the right of the line are non metals. The elements to left of the line are metals.

Metals have a relatively low electron negativity. The elements on the left of the periodic table are metals. Electron negativity decreases as the size of the element increases in a family. Carbon is a non metal but has some metallic properties. Silicon one row down in the same family is a true metalloid. While further down on periodic table lead in the same family is a metal