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🌿🌸vaishnavi.d🌸🌿 from ATOMIC ENERGY CENTRAL SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 11/11/14

what are the uses of metals and nonmetals

Nimit Bhardwaj From Dav Centenary Public School, added an answer, on 10/12/10
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Uses of Metals 

 

  1. Iron metal is use for making cooking vessels , water boilers , stoves,tools , wires,nails , bolts , electromagnets etc.
  2. Aluminium is very light metal so it is use in making the aircraft bodies.
  3. Copper is most widely use for making electric wires and all things related to electricity becaue it is a good conductor of  electricity.
  4. Silver is widely use for making jewellery.

 

Uses of Non-Metals

 

  1. Phosphorous is used in match-box industry and in fertilizers.
  2. Iodine is used as antiseptic.
  3. Oxygen is essential for all living beings.
  4. Sulphur is used for making fire crackers,gun powder and sulphuric acid.

 

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Manzil From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 7/8/12
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Uses of Metals

 

Iron metal is use for making cooking vessels , water boilers , stoves,tools , wires,nails , bolts , electromagnets etc.

Aluminium is very light metal so it is use in making the aircraft bodies.

Copper is most widely use for making electric wires and all things related to electricity becaue it is a good conductor of electricity.

Silver is widely use for making jewellery.

 

Uses of Non-Metals

 

Phosphorous is used in match-box industry and in fertilizers.

Iodine is used as antiseptic.

Oxygen is essential for all living beings.

Sulphur is used for making fire crackers,gun powder and sulphuric acid.

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Gayatri Siva Prasad From St.john The Baptist Hs School, added an answer, on 25/9/13
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Uses of Metals

  1. Iron ,copper and aluminium are used to make cooking utensils.
  2. Copper and aluminium are used for making electrical wires.
  3. Aluminium foils are used for packaging medicines ,chocolates,food items and many other products.
  4. Aluminium (in the form of alloys)is used to make aeroplane.
  5. Iron(in the form of steel)Is used to make nails,pipes,office furniture,railway lines etc.
  6. Zinc is used for galvanizing iron.
  7. Silver and gold are used to make jewellery.
  8. Mercury is used in thermometers.
  • Uses of non metals
  • Oxygen is used for inhalation.
  • Nitrogen is used in making fertilisers.
  • Chlorine is used in water purification process.
  • Iodine is used as an antiseptic.
  • Sulphur and phosphorous are used in fireworkers.
  • Sulphur is used in the vulcanisation of rubber.
  • Carbon is used as a fuel.
  • Silicon is used for making solar cells,microchips etc

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Sayantani From Vision International School, added an answer, on 10/11/13
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Uses of metals:

  1. Metals such as copper and aluminium are used to make kitchen utensils, wires, statues etc.
  2. Metals such as gold and silver are used to make jewellery and decorative items
  3. Iron is use to make vehicles, machines, building materuial etc.
  4. Tin is used to make cans
  5. Lead is use to make batteries
  6. Zinc is used to make cells, galvanize articles.

Uses of non- metals:

  1. Non-metals such chlorine is used as a disinfectant, bleaching agent etc.
  2. Neon is used in making advertising lamps, electronic appliances etc.
  3. Carbon in the form of diamond is used in making jewellery and cutting glass and stones.
  4. Carbon in the form of graphite is used in making pencil lead, electrodes and lubrication.
  5. Sulphur is used in vulcanizing rubber, detergents, paints, fertilizers etc.
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Logeshbabu From Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School, added an answer, on 26/9/12
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Avishi Bafna From J.h Ambani Saraswati Vidya Mandir, added an answer, on 17/7/14
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Uses of Metals

  1. Iron metal is use for making cooking vessels , water boilers , stoves,tools , wires,nails , bolts , electromagnets etc.
  2. Aluminum is very light metal so it is use in making the aircraft bodies.
  3. Copper is most widely use for making electric wires and all things related to electricity becaue it is a good conductor of electricity.
  4. Silver is widely use for making jewellery.

Uses of Non-Metals

  1. Phosphorous is used in match-box industry and in fertilizers.
  2. Iodine is used as antiseptic.
  3. Oxygen is essential for all living beings.
  4. Sulphur is used for making fire crackers,gun powder and sulphuric acid.

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Areesh Ul Eimaan From South Point High School, added an answer, on 10/11/13
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Some of the uses of metals in pure form can be listed as follows :

1. Cu, Al pure metals in the form of wires are used for carrying electrical currents. This is used everywhere in industries as well as in homes.2. Fe, Al, Cu metals are used to make utensils used for cooking. These are also used to make useful equipments for factories.3. Fe is used extensively for making magnets, which has extensive uses in making transformer cores, etc.4. Zn is used for galvanizing iron to protect Fe from rusting.5. Cr and Ni are used for electroplating equipments.6. Fe, Cr, Ni are used to make various types of stainless steel.7. Metals such as Al, Cu in a foil form are used for packaging materials.8. Ag, Au and Pt are used to make jewellery. They are also used for plating items fordecorative purposes.9. Thin foils of Ag and Au are used to decorate food items.10. Hg is used in thermometers.11. Almost all metals including Zr, Ti find wide applications in atomic and space programmes and experiments.12. Ti finds extensive use in aircraft industries.13. Al finds extensive use in space and auto industries.14. Pure metals, which display zero resistance to electrical currents, are called superconductors. Hg, Nb are examples of superconductors. They become superconductors below a critical temperature of 4.2 and 9.2 K respectively. Superconductors have many applications in research and industry.Uses of non metals:1.used in water purification process[chlorine]2. Non metals are used in fertilizers3.non metal[ oxygen] helps in respiration.4. Non metal[ phosphorus] is used in crackers

5. Non metal is used in ointments.

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Akash Choudhary From K.v No.1, added an answer, on 17/7/14
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matel have properties like luster,sonorous,metlblitiy.

non-matel have property like ducktility.

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Tony Varghese , added an answer, on 11/8/14
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Metals are reactive with water,acid,base and air. Non- metals are generally non - reactive

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Krishnadas From Sree Narayana Central School, added an answer, on 19/7/12
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We can use metal .we can 't use nonmetals.

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how did kalpana chauwala died while coming to earth 

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Palak Singh Sengar From Shri Thakur Dwara Balika Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 22/9/13
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Uses of Metals

  1. Iron metal is use for making cooking vessels , water boilers , stoves,tools , wires,nails , bolts , electromagnets etc.
  2. Aluminium is very light metal so it is use in making the aircraft bodies.
  3. Copper is most widely use for making electric wires and all things related to electricity becaue it is a good conductor of electricity.
  4. Silver is widely use for making jewellery.

Uses of Non-Metals

  1. Phosphorous is used in match-box industry and in fertilizers.
  2. Iodine is used as antiseptic.
  3. Oxygen is essential for all living beings.
  4. Sulphur is used for making fire crackers,gun powder and sulphuric acid.
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Shajitha , added an answer, on 2/7/14
metalsare iron used for manifacturing automobiles,wires,tools,stove etc .but non metals are oxygen used for inhalation.
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Shajitha , added an answer, on 2/7/14

why the metals are looking very shiny

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Priya , added an answer, on 29/8/14

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Girish , added an answer, on 16/8/14

uses andproperties of iron

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Shajitha , added an answer, on 2/7/14

why metals are not having hot substance

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Chaitrali From Rustomjie International, added an answer, on 11/11/13
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Following are the differences between metals and non-metals

Metals

Non-metals

Metals are very hard and strong.

Solid non-metals are soft and can be easily broken.

Metals have a shiny lustre.

Non-metals are not shiny and have a dull appearance.

Metals are sonorous.

Non-metals are not sonorous.

Metals are malleable and ductile.

Non-metals are neither malleable nor ductile.

Metals are good conductors of heat and electricity.

Non-metals are poor conductors of heat and electricity.

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Rithwik , added an answer, on 19/5/13

 hydrogen

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The distinguishing properties of metals and non-metals are listed below.

Metals

Physical Properties

  • Usually solid when in room temperature except mercury, which is liquid
  • Have a lustrous or shiny look
  • Are good conductors of heat and electricity
  • Have a high melting and boiling point
  • Have a high density, are heavy for their size
  • Are malleable, i.e. can be hammered into sheets
  • Are ductile, i.e. can be drawn into wires
  • Are opaque as a thin sheet
  • Are sonorous, i.e. make a bell-like sound when struck

Chemical Properties

  • Have 1-3 electrons in the outer shell of each metal atom
  • Corrode easily, i.e. damaged by oxidation such as tarnish or rust
  • They lose electrons easily
  • They form oxides that are basic in nature
  • Have lower electro-negativities
  • Are good reducing agents

Non-metals

Nonmetals include carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, phosphorous, oxygen, sulfur, selenium, halogens and the noble gases.

Physical Properties

  • Are not lustrous, have a dull appearance
  • Are poor conductors of heat and electricity
  • Are non-ductile solids
  • Are brittle solids
  • May be solids, liquids or gases at room temperature
  • Are transparent as a thin sheet
  • Are not sonorous, i.e. do not make a bell-like sound when struck

Chemical Properties

  • Usually have 4-8 electrons in their outer shell
  • They readily gain or share valence electrons
  • They form oxides that are acidic in nature
  • They have higher electro-negativities
  • Are good oxidizing agents
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Shajitha , added an answer, on 2/7/14

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