Chapter 2: Materials: Metals and Non-metals

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Materials: Metals and Non-metals


Which of the following can be beaten into thin sheets?

(a) Zinc

(b) Phosphorus

(c) Sulphur

(d) Oxygen


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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