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g - Wits Structural Chemistry

Lecture 2Metals, Nonmetals, andMetalloidsMetals• Metallic character refers to the extent to which theelement exhibits the physical and chemical propertiesof metals (shiny and lustrous, malleable and ductile,good conductor of electricity, oxides form basic ionicsolids, and tend to form cations in aqueous solution).• Metals have ……………..ionization energies.• Most neutral metals are oxidized rather than reduced.34

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