Here’s the List of Nonmetals in the Periodic Table of Elements & their Characteristics
LIST OF NONMETALS – Here are the nonmetallic elements in the Periodic Table and the nature of this type of element.
In the Philippines, one of the subjects that is part of the school curriculum from kindergarten to college is Science. It has countless topics that are arranged among the elementary and high school grade levels and college based on the level of difficulty.
In college, there are also courses that go deeper in the discussion of Science as the course is related to it. One of the most popular topics in the subject is the Periodic Table of Elements, a table that indicates metallic, nonmetallic, and metalloid elements in rows and columns.
The metals, nonmetals, and metalloids have specific sets of characteristics. Below, we will discuss the nature of the nonmetals or the nonmetallic elements in the Periodic Table.
The list of nonmetals in the Periodic Table of Elements can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the Periodic Table. This includes the nonmetal group, the noble gases, and the halogens.
Nonmetals are dull or not shiny compared to elements that can be found in the list of metals in the Periodic Table of Elements. They are poor conductors of heat as well as electricity although they also have high ionization energies and electronegativity.
The nonmetal elements in the table are not malleable or ductile and they are usually brittle and has lower density. They also have lower melting point as well as boiling point and they have a negative oxidation state thus they gain electrons in reactions.
The list of nonmetals in the Periodic Table of Elements are usually colorful in a solid state. They have universal applications such as in life essentials including the oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon; in fertilizers; in refgrigerants; and in medicines.
Here is a list of the nonmetals in the Periodic Table of Elements: