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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: At room temperature, a certain element is found to be a soft, silver-colored solid that reacts violently with water and is a good conductor of electricity.Is the element likely to be a metal, a nonmetal, or a semimetal?

Solution: At room temperature, a certain element is found to be a soft, silver-colored solid that reacts violently with water and is a good conductor of electricity.Is the element likely to be a metal, a nonmet

Problem

At room temperature, a certain element is found to be a soft, silver-colored solid that reacts violently with water and is a good conductor of electricity.

Is the element likely to be a metal, a nonmetal, or a semimetal?

Solution

In this problem, we are asked to determine if the element described is a metal, nonmetal, or a semimetal.


Recall that using the periodic table, we can classify the elements in many ways. One useful way is by metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. The periodic table is organized in families and periods.

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