Problem: Which of the following characteristics are true of nonmetals?            I. good thermal and electrical conductorsII. good thermal and electrical insulatorsIII. readily lose electronsIV. readily gain electrons

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We’re being asked to determine which of the characteristics given are true for nonmetals.


Let’s analyze each given statement:

I. good thermal and electrical conductors

metals are good thermal and electrical conductors
This statement is FALSE.


II. good thermal and electrical insulators

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Which of the following characteristics are true of nonmetals?            

I. good thermal and electrical conductors

II. good thermal and electrical insulators

III. readily lose electrons

IV. readily gain electrons