# Which are more brittle: metals or nonmetals?

Nov 18, 2016

You should tell us.

#### Explanation:

Can you hammer out a metal sheet? Can you draw out a metal wire? You should look up the definitions of $\text{malleability}$, and $\text{ductility}$.

On the other hand, can you break a stick of chalk with your fingers? Can you crush a crystal of salt?