Metallic characteristics

Asked by  | 9th Feb, 2010, 11:36: PM

Expert Answer:

Metals and non-metals can be identified on the basis of electronic configuration. Metals generally have 1, 2, or 3
electrons in their outermost shell. Non-metal generally have 4 to 8 electrons in their outermost shell.

Answered by  | 10th Feb, 2010, 08:51: AM

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