Hydrogen's position is in the first group which are metals.So is hydrogen a metal or a non-metal?

Asked by  | 11th Mar, 2008, 03:54: PM

Expert Answer:

.Hydrgen is a unique element with one electron present in outer orbital,  and so it can loose an electron when it combines with nonmetals and gains electron when it combines with metals. So hydrogen can act as nonmetal as well as metal. Being a single electron system it majorly  loose an electron and resemble nonmetals more. Hydrogen has a lone electron like the group one so it is placed with them.

Answered by  | 20th Dec, 2017, 05:00: PM