Answer: Differences between metals and non-metals on the basis of their chemical properties.
1. Oxides of metal are basic in nature.
1. Oxides of non-metals are acidic in nature.
2. Metals displace hydrogen from dilute acids.
2. They cannot do so.
3. Metals form chlorides which are electrovalent or ionic compounds.
3. Non-metals form chlorides which are covalent compounds.
4. They displace hydrogen from water
4. They cannot do so.