Metals have several properties that set them apart from nonmetals, such as conductivity, malleability and ductility. They also have a distinctive physical appearance and energy state at room temperature. Metals are locat... More »

A nonmetal element in chemistry is an element that does not possess the properties of metals, and is found in the groups 14, 15 and 16 of the periodic table. Unlike metals, nonmetals are poor conductors and typically hav... More »

Helium is a nonmetal element. It is the second element on the periodic table, following hydrogen, and is part of the highly stable noble gas group. Noble gas elements are known for their low reactivity due to their full ... More »

Copper is important because of its conductivity, malleability, ductility and its resistance to corrosion. Copper, an element with the periodic symbol CU, is not just important in industry. It is also a mineral that's vit... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

High ductility, malleability, conductivity and a lustrous white appearance are some of the physical properties of silver. Pure silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all the metals. Because its nat... More »

Mechanical properties, such as malleability and ductility, do not apply to single atoms of any element because mechanical properties arise when atoms bond. The type, strength and orientation of these resulting bonds dete... More »

Some of the properties of metals are thermal and electrical conductivity, malleability, fusibility and the ability to be stretched thinly, such as in the making of copper wire. Most metals are shiny and hard. They are al... More »