An element is sonorous and highly ductile.


An element is sonorous and highly ductile. Under which category would you classify this element? What other characteristics do you expect the element to possess?


The element is a metal. It is expected to possess the important characteristics of the metals.

Semi-Metals or Metalloids

There are a few elements which possess the characteristics of both metals and non-metals. These are actually border-line elements and are known as semi-metals. Semi-metals are also called metalloids. A few common examples are : Silicon, Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth.

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