In metallurgy, a non-ferrous metal is a metal that is not ferrous, that is, any metal, including alloys, that does not contain iron in appreciable amounts. Generally more expensive than ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals are used because of desirable properties such as low weight (e.g., aluminium),...
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Metals or alloys without an appreciable amount of iron. Examples are aluminum, brass, copper, etc.
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A term usually reserved for those chemical elements that are very poor electrical conductors in the solid state and liquid states. A number of them are gases at room temperature. When solid or liquid, they tend to have a matt rather than a lustrous appearance. Non-metals gain electrons easily to for...
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One of a set of elements (around 20 in total) with certain physical and chemical properties opposite to those of metal elements. The division between metal and non-metal elements forms the simplest division of the periodic table of the elements. Common physical properties are that non-metals have lo...
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[n] - a chemical element lacking typical metallic properties
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(metal,metalloid) non-metal. A nonmetal is a substance that conducts heat and electricity poorly, is brittle or waxy or gaseous, and cannot be hammered into sheets or drawn into wire. Nonmetals gain electrons easily to form anions. About 20% of the known chemical elements are nonmetals.
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Non'met`al noun (Chemistry) Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the metals, possess, produce, or receive, acid rather than basic properties; a metalloid; as, oxygen, sulphur, and chlorine are nonmetals .
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<chemistry> Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the metals, possess, produce, or receive, acid rather than basic properties; a metalloid; as, oxygen, sulphur, and chlorine are nonmetals. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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noun a chemical element lacking typical metallic properties
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• (n.) Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the metals, possess, produce, or receive, acid rather than basic properties; a metalloid; as, oxygen, sulphur, and chlorine are nonmetals. • (n.) Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the metals, possess, pr...
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substance that does not exhibit such characteristic properties of metals as hardness, mechanical adaptability, or the ability to conduct ... [7 related articles]
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Nonmetal, or non-metal, is a term used in chemistry when classifying the chemical elements. On the basis of their general physical and chemical properties, every element in the periodic table can be termed either a metal or a nonmetal. (A few elements with intermediate properties are referred to as...
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nonmetal, chemical element possessing certain properties by which it is distinguished from a metal. In general, this distinction is drawn on the basis that a nonmetal tends to accept electrons and form negative ions and that its oxide is acidic. Nonmetals are poor conductors of heat and electricity ...
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1) A chemical element lacking typical metallic properties 2) Gaseous element, e.g. 3) Metalloid 4) Nonmetallic
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