classification of solids

Asked by opbmschool | 27th Jun, 2010, 12:37: PM

Expert Answer:

Solids are classified into three types based on their electrical conductivity as follows:

1. Good Conductors

2. Insulators

3. Semi Conductors


On the basis of behaviour in a magnetic field, transition metals are classified as:


  • Paramagnetic – these are attracted by the applied magnetic field
  • Diamagnetic – These are repelled by the magnetic field
  • Ferromagnetic - Substances which are very strongly attracted by the applied field are called ferromagnetic.

Answered by  | 17th Jul, 2010, 10:14: AM

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