Metals and Non-metals
This statue is made of bronze. Bronze is an alloy. It is composed of copper and tin.

Metals and Non-metals

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Metals and non-metals are listed in the periodic table. The table has found many applications in the world of Science including chemistry, physics, biology and engineering, especially chemical engineering. The table contains all the elements discovered so far.

Test your knowledge of metals and non-metals in this quiz on the subject.

1.
A metal, such as platinum, may be used in jewelry as .......
it is shiny and reactive
it is shiny and unreactive
it is soft and a good conductor of heat
it is soft and cheap
2.
The most abundant metal in the Earth's crust is .......
aluminum
copper
gold
iron
There is 8.2% aluminum in Earth's crust found as bauxite, aluminum oxide, never as the element
3.
The list which best describes the properties of metals is .......
strong, good conductor of heat and electricity, solid
strong, poor conductor of heat and electricity, shiny
weak, ductile, good conductor of heat and electricity
weak, low melting point, poor conductor of heat
4.
The correct way to write the symbol for the metal chromium is .......
Ch
CH
Cr
CR
If the symbol contains two letters the first is a capital
5.
A metal which is used in jewelry is .......
lead
silver
tin
tungsten
6.
Bronze is an alloy. It is composed of .......
copper and tin
copper and zinc
iron and zinc
lead and tin
An alloy is a mixture of metals
7.
The filament of a light bulb consists of the metal .......
aluminum
iron
silver
tungsten
Tungsten has the highest melting point of all pure metals, 3422°C
8.
Where are the non-metallic elements found in the periodic table?
In the middle
In the top rows
On the left-hand side
On the right-hand side
9.
The list which contains only metals is .......
aluminum, copper, nitrogen
iron, oxygen, hydrogen
iron, silver, aluminum
iron, sulfur, copper
10.
The approximate number of elements we know about today is .......
18
48
118
1018
Author:  Sue Davison

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