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

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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.