List of Metals

Alphabetical ABC List of Metals

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List of Metals - Physical and Chemical properties of Metals
The definition of the term metals is as follows: Metals are chemical elements with general characteristics and similar Physical and Chemical Properties under normal conditions. The study of metals is called metallurgy.

Not all of the metals have the properties and characteristics below. Many elements may be classified as metals according to one set of properties and as non-metals according to another. Examples: Lead is very soft. Mercury is a liquid. Elements classified as Metalloids have properties of both metals and non-metals. Check out the links to individual metallic elements (See list of Metals) to discover specific properties and characteristics

 
  • Metals are Good Conductors of Heat and Electricity
  • Metals have a shiny appearance or luster
  • Metals can be easily beaten into a thin sheet (malleable)
  • Metals feel heavy - dense
  • Metals are hard
  • Metals only melt when they are extremely hot - heat resistant
  • Metals are sonorous (they make a bell-like sound)
  • Metals bend rather than break, they are elastic
  • Metals are resistant to corrosion

List of Metals - The Periodic Table
Nearly 75% of all the elements in the Periodic Table are classified as metals. Examples of metals are gold, aluminium, copper, iron, lead, silver, platinum, uranium and zinc. In the Periodic Table metals are separated into the groups detailed in the following list:

  • Alkali Metals
  • Alkaline Earth Metals
  • Transition Metals
  • Other Metals
  • Rare Earth Elements

List of Metals - Alloys
What are alloys? Alloys made of mixtures of at least one metal with either other metals, or with non-metals. Examples of some common alloys are detailed in the following list:

  • Gunmetal (an alloy made from a mixture of copper, tin, and zinc)
  • Steel (an alloy made from a mixture of iron and carbon)
  • Bronze (an alloy made from a mixture of copper and tin)
  • Brass (an alloy made from a mixture of copper and zinc)

List of Metals - Discovery and History of Metals
Specific Facts and Information about the discovery and history of metals are detailed on the page of each metal, links are provided below in the List of Metals. Some metals were available to and used by some of the oldest civilisations including the Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Romans. Right up to the Middle Ages it was believed that there were only seven metals. These special metals are referred to as the 'Metals of Antiquity'.  The ancient 'Metals of Antiquity' together with their approximate dates of discovery are Gold (6000BC), Copper (9000BC), Silver (4000BC), Lead (6400BC), Tin (3000BC), Iron (1500BC) and Mercury (1500BC). The term “metal” is derived from the Greek word 'metallon' meaning to excavate, as in mines and pits. The materials obtained from various mines were called metalleia by Plato.

Alphabetical List of Metals
Click one of the links to the elements detailed in the alphabetical list of metals.

Alphabetical List of Metals

ABC List of Metals

ABC List of Metals

List of Metals List of Metals

Actinium
Aluminium
Americium
Barium
Berkelium 
Beryllium
Bismuth
Bohrium
Cadmium
Calcium
Californium
Cerium
Cesium
Chromium
Cobalt
Copper
Curium 
Darmstadtium
Dubnium
Dysprosium
Einsteinium 
Erbium
Europium
Fermium
Francium
Gadolinium
Gallium
Gold
Hafnium
Hassium
Holmium
Indium
Iridium
Iron
Lanthanum
Lawrencium
Lead
Lithium
Lutetium 
Magnesium
Manganese
Meitnerium
Mendelevium
Mercury
Molybdenum
Neodymium
 

Neptunium
Nickel 
Niobium
Nobelium
Osmium
Palladium
Platinum
Plutonium
Polonium
Potassium 
Praseodymium
Promethium
Protactinium 
Radium 
Rhenium
Rhodium
Roentgenium
Rubidium 
Ruthenium
Rutherfordium
Samarium 
Scandium
Seaborgium 
Silver
Sodium 
Strontium
Tantalum
Technetium
Terbium
Thallium
Thorium
Thulium
Tin
Titanium
Tungsten
Ununbium
*Ununhexium
*Ununpentium
*Ununquadium 
*Ununtrium
Uranium
Vanadium
Ytterbium
Yttrium
Zinc
Zirconium
List of Metals

ABC List of Metals

ABC List of Metals

* Element 113: Ununtrium, Element 114: Ununquadium, Element 115: Ununpentium and Element 116: Ununhexium will probably be a basic metal.

Examples of Elements
We hope that the information on this page providing an alphabetical List of Metals will prove to be a useful resource for chemistry students.

 

List of Metals

  • Homework help  containing an ABC List of Metals
  • Useful facts and info for all chemistry students
  • Discovery and History of metals
  • Properties of Metals
  • List of Metals
  • Examples of Alloys
  • Alphabetical List of Metals

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