General Properties of MetalloidsMetalloids typically look like metals. However,these elements often behave like non-metals.Physically,metalloids are brittle,somewhat shiny substances that are usually solid at ambient temperatures.These elements usually have intermediate to fairly strong electrical conductivityMetalloids are known to have electronic band structures that are similar to semimetals or semiconductors.Chemically,these elements usually act as non-metals (in a relatively weak manner)These elements generally have intermediate energies of ionization and values of electronegativityMetalloids are known to form amphoteric or weakly acidic oxides.These elements have the ability to form metallic alloys.Many of the other physical and chemical properties of metalloids,in essence,are intermediate.
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What is a metalloid in chemistry?
Metalloids are those chemical elements that exhibit properties of both metals and non-metals. Since elements with similar properties are placed together in the periodic table, all metalloids are placed together between the metals and non-metals.
What are the characteristics of semi-metals/metalloids?
Semimetals/metalloids have some characteristics of nonmetals and some characteristics of metals. The reactivity of metalloids depends on the properties of the elements they are interacting with. Metalloids tend to be good semiconductors.
What are the properties of metals nonmetals and metalloids?
Metals are dense, shiny, good conductors of heat and electricity, and easily lose electrons in chemical reactions. Nonmetals are not dense, dull, do not conduct heat and electricity, and tend to gain electrons. Metalloids are elements that have properties of both metals and nonmetals.
What are the properties of metalloids and middleweights?
Metalloids have low elasticity, they are very brittle. Middleweights are semi-conducted elements, and they allow leave the average transmission of heat. Chemical properties are those which defined how a substance interacts/reacts with other substances or changes one substance to another substance.