Metals & Non-metals (C10)

List in tabular form any three chemical properties on the basis of which metals and non-metals are differentiated.


  Metals Non Metals
1 Lose electrons to form positive ions/ are electropositive in nature Gain electrons to form negative ions/ are electronegative in nature
2 React with dilute acids to liberate hydrogen gas Do not react with dilute acids
3 Generally metal oxides are basic in nature Generally non-metal oxides are acidic in nature