Chapter 2: Materials: Metals and Non-metals

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Materials: Metals and Non-metals

Question:

Which of the following can be beaten into thin sheets?

(a) Zinc

(b) Phosphorus

(c) Sulphur

(d) Oxygen

Answer:

Metals are malleable which means that they can be beaten into thin sheets while Non-metals are not malleable. 

From the given options, Zinc is metal while Phosphorus, Sulphur, and Oxygen are non-metals. So, Zinc can be beaten into thin sheets while  Phosphorus, Sulphur, and Oxygen can not be beaten into thin sheets.

Hence, the correct answer is (a) Zinc.


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