Properties of Metalloids

What are the Characteristics of Metalloids?


Properties of Metalloids

What are the Properties of Metalloids? Definition of Metalloids
What is the definition of Metalloids? The Metalloids, or semi-metals, are elements with properties intermediate between metals and non-metals.

Elements in the Metalloids Group
The Physical and Chemical Properties are the characteristics of a group, like Metalloids, which distinguishes it from the other groups in the Periodic Table.  Refer to the article on Metalloids for additional information and facts about this group of elements. The elements and their position in the Periodic Table are shown in the following Metalloids Chart.

 

The Metalloids

 

13

14

15

16

17

2

B
Boron

C
Carbon

N
Nitrogen

O
Oxygen

F
Fluorine

3

Al
Aluminium

Si
Silicon

P
Phosphorus

S
Sulfur

Cl
Chlorine

4

Ga
Gallium

Ge
Germanium

As
Arsenic

Se
Selenium

Br
Bromine

5

In
Indium

Sn
Tin

Sb
Antimony

Te
Tellurium

I
Iodine

6

Tl
Thallium

Pb
Lead

Bi
Bismuth

Po
Polonium

At
Astatine

Properties of Metalloids - What are the Physical Properties of Metalloids?
What are the Physical Properties of Metalloids? The Physical properties of Metalloids are the characteristics that can be observed without changing the substance of the elements in a group into other substances. Physical properties are usually those that can be observed using our senses such as color, luster, freezing point, boiling point, melting point, density, hardness and odor. Metalloids have mixed properties which are difficult to characterize. The Physical Properties that are generally associated with Metalloids are as follows:

What are the Physical Properties of Metalloids?

State of Matter Solid
Luster Metallic lustre
Elasticity Brittle
Conductivity Semi-conductive. Average transmission of heat.

Properties of Metalloids - What are the Chemical Properties of Metalloids?
What are the Chemical Properties of Metalloids? They are the characteristics that determine how they will react with other substances or change from one substance to another. The better we know the nature of the substance the better we are able to understand it. Chemical properties are only observable during a chemical reaction. Reactions to substances may be brought about by changes brought about by burning, rusting, heating, exploding, tarnishing etc. The Chemical Properties of Metalloids are as follows:

What are the Chemical Properties of Metalloids?

Oxidation Readily form glasses
Alloys Form alloys with metals
*Allotropic Several metallic and non-metallic allotropic forms
Melting Some metalloids contract on melting
Compounds Reacts with the halogens to form compounds

*Allotropic - Allotropes are forms of an element with different physical and chemical properties occurring in two or more crystalline forms in the same physical state.

Facts and Info about Properties of Metalloids
This article on Properties of Metalloids provide facts and information about the physical and chemical properties of Metalloids which are useful as homework help for chemistry students. Additional facts and information regarding the Periodic Table and the elements may be accessed via the Periodic Table Site Map.

 

Properties of Metalloids

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Properties of Metalloids


 

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