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Differentiate between metal and non-metal on the basis of their chemical properties
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Metals are electropositive. Non-metals are electronegative.
Oxides of metal are basic in nature. Oxides of non-metals are acidic in nature.
Metals displace hydrogen from dilute acids. They can't replace hydrogen from dilute acids.
Metals form chlorides which are electrovalent or ionic compounds. Non-metals form chlorides which are covalent compounds.
They react with water to form oxides and hydroxides. Some metals react with cold water, some with hot water, and some with steam. They do not react with water
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