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Compare chemical properties of metals and non metals.
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The difference in chemical properties between metals and nonmetals.

Nonmetals Metals
1. Nonmetals form acidic or neutral oxides when they react with oxygen. 1. Metals react with oxygen to form metal oxides which are basic in nature
2. Nonmetals do not displace hydrogen with dilute acids 2. Metals displace hydrogen from dilute acids
3. Nonmetals do not react with water and steam. 3. Metals react with water and steam.
4. Nonmetals form negative ions. 4. Metals form positive ions.
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