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Properties of Metals

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Precious Metals

Precious metals are rare & naturally occurring metals with higher economic value. They have unique properties like shiny luster, corrosion resistance, high stability & ductility.

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Compare metals on the basis of diverse properties like physical or chemical behaviour, mechanical strength, electromagnetic properties and other interesting facts.

Alkali Metals »More

Alkali metals are placed under s-Block of the modern periodic table. Valence electrons of these metals belong to s-orbital. These metals are known for their high reactivity and sectility.

Transition Metals »More

d-block elements majorly consist of the transition metals and occupy the major part of the periodic table. They have the characteristic property of forming colored compounds.

Alkaline Earth Metals »More

Total 6 elements under this category of metals. Alkaline earth metals share s-block of the periodic table with alkali metals. Their group number is 2 and the period range is from 2 to 7.

Post-Transition Metals »More

Post-transition metals have their valence electrons in p-orbital. They are known for donating electron(s) readily during a chemical reaction and they are placed under p-block.

Lanthanide Series Metals »More

Lanthanide series metals comprise the f-Block elements in the periodic table. Surprisingly, chemical and physical behavior of many of these metals is still unknown!

Actinide Series Metals »More

The actinide series metals make up the inner transition metals. The actinide elements are grouped and place from atomic number 90 to 103 and they fill their 5f sub-level progressively.

Rare Earth Metals »More

Rare earth metals acquired their name due to the difficult procedure involved in their extraction from the ores. The Actinides and Lanthanides are prominent rare earth metals.

Non Ferrous Metals »More

Non-ferrous metals are least prone to corrosion and are non-magnetic. Have a glance at all these non-ferrous metals. Find their atomic, magnetic, electrical properties and other such facts.

Modern Periodic Table

All chemical elements of the modern periodic table are categorized into different categories like 1)Alkali Metals 2)Transition Metals 3) Alkaline Earth Metals 4) Post-Transition Metals 5) Lanthanide Series 6) Actinide Series 7) Metalloid 8) Nonmetals. The periodic table is a tabular arrangement of elements where all the elements are arranged in the form of rows (Group) and columns (Period) according to their atomic numbers. There are total 118 elements in the periodic table, out of which 94 elements are Metals, 7 are Metalloids and 17 are Non-Metals. All types of metals are included in the periodic table. In the modern periodic table, all metals are placed under p-block at extreme right, s-block at extreme left, d-block in the middle and f-block at the bottom. Apart from that, here you can compare properties of metals on the basis of different characteristics and significance.

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What are Metals?

What are metals? Basically, all metals are shiny, malleable and opaque elements in nature. They act as a good conductor of Heat and electricity. Metals have distinct properties & characteristics are categorized under different categories like alkali metals, transition metals, ferrous or non-ferrous Metals, Magnetic Metals, or even Toxic Metals, etc. Properties of metals like physical, chemical, atomic, electromagnetic, mechanical, biological, optical, thermal vary with respect to every metal. At comparisonofmetals.com, you get the facility to compare these minute differences between all such types of metals with respect to their thermal response, relevant facts, their various uses, periodic table position and much more! The information about various Lanthanide and Actinide series metals, synthetic and rare earth metals is made available to offer you a comprehensive comparison between these metals.

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