Ch.2 - Atoms & ElementsWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Name two ways in which the metals shown above differ in general appearance from the nonmetals.

Problem

The first photograph shows a collection of metals.  Iron (Fe), Silver (Ag), and Lead (Pb) are all solid metallic cubes.  Copper (Cu) is a collection of metallic shavings, Silver (Ag) is shown as metallic flakes, and Gold (Au) is shown as shiny metallic flakes.  The second photograph shows nonmetals.  Bromine is contained in a flask and is a combination of a dark brown liquid and an orange gas.  Sulfur is a yellow powder, carbon is dark grey chunks, and phosphorous is dark red-brown powder.

Name two ways in which the metals shown above differ in general appearance from the nonmetals.