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Differentiate between metal and non-metal on the basis of their chemical properties.

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Answer: Differences between metals and non-metals on the basis of their chemical properties.

Metals

Non-Metals

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.

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