The weird and wonderful materials that make up your PC
With properties intermediate between metals and non-metals, silicon is part of a small group of chemical elements known as metalloids or semi-metals. Semi-metallic is also how you'd describe silicon's electrical properties - it will conduct electricity ...
Investing In The Metals Markets
The periodic table is divided into nine families of elements with similar properties: alkali metals, alkaline metals, transition metals, other metals, metalloids, non-metals, halogens, noble gases and rare-earth metals. These rare-earth metals, along with ...
Inorganic, Bioinorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Supports research on the synthesis, properties, and reaction mechanisms of molecules composed of metals, metalloids, and nonmetals with elements covering the entire periodic table. Included are fundamental studies that underscore (1) bioinorganic reactions ...
NOVA scienceNOW: Profile: Naomi Halas
Gold has unique properties and research applications that make it an ideal material for her to use. Have students study the periodic table and identify the metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. Have them locate gold (atomic number 79). On the board ...
Understanding the Periodic Table
Likewise, it has been years since I pondered the Periodic Table of the Elements ... sorting method on the table. The metals appear on the left, with transition elements and metalloids in the middle, and non-metals appearing on the right.