Carbon is a non-metal. It is a chemical element, listed on the periodic table as atomic number 6. It is abundantly found throughout the universe and is primarily found in coal deposits. More »

Sodium is listed with the metals on the periodic table of elements. It is silvery white and soft in its pure form. More »

Silicon is a metalloid, a semimetallic element that is neither a metal nor a nonmetal but has some of the properties or characteristics of the two. A semi-metal in the periodic table, silicon is one of the elements that ... More »

Phosphorus is a nonmetal. Nonmetals make poor conductors for electricity and heat and have high ionization energies and electronegativities. These elements are listed in the upper right side of the periodic table and inc... More »

The combination of a metalloid and a nonmetal form a molecular compound, while metal elements usually make ionic compounds. Metalloids generally behave more like nonmetals with regard to their bonding properties. More »

Magnesium is classified as an alkaline earth metal. Metals are defined as elements that can be hammered into sheets (malleable), made into a wire (ductile) and are good conductors of electricity and heat. More »

Zinc is classified as a metal element and is a solid at room temperature. It has a melting point of 787 degrees Fahrenheit, a boiling point of 1,665 F and an atomic weight of 65.38. The element zinc is assigned the numbe... More »