nonmetals


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nonmetals,

n.pl a fundamental grouping of elements like sulfur, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in the periodic table that have similar chemical and physical properties; they are insulators or semiconductors and form ionic bonds with metals and covalent bonds with other nonmetals.
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Which nonmetal has the highest melting point on your chart?
Carbon is the nonmetal with the highest melting point.
Which of the following is the only nonmetal that is a liquid at room temperature?
B Metals and nonmetals are most likely to combine in a chemical compound.