Q. 233.6( 8 Votes )

An element is sonorous and highly ductile. Under which category would you classify this element? What other characteristics do you expect the element to possess?

Answer :

This element is a metal. Metals are sonorous and highly ductile. Some other characteristics of metals are as follows:
(i) Metallic lustrous and can be polished.
(ii) Metals are good conductors of heat and electricity.
(iii) Ductile
(iv) Malleable
(v) High tensile strength
(vi) High densities and melting point/boiling point
(vii) Hard (except sodium and potassium, which are soft metals)
(viii) Solid at room temperature (except mercury, which is liquid at room temperature)
Non-metals are neither malleable nor ductile and do not conduct electricity. Metalloids show some properties of metals and some other properties of non-metals.

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