why is water not a non-metal whereas hydrogen and oxygen are?

Asked by raghavrattan | 30th May, 2010, 02:53: PM

Expert Answer:

Elements are classified as metals, metals and metalloids. Hydrogen and oxygen are the elements that have characteristics of non-metals and hence are non-metals. Water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen. Hence we don't refer or classify water as non-metal.

Answered by  | 31st May, 2010, 09:10: AM

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