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Matter and materials


After this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Classify matter into metals, metalloids and non-metals based on their properties
  • Compare the number and position of metals and non-metals on the Periodic Table
  • Justify further classifications of matter into
  • electrical conductors, semiconductors and insulators
  • thermal conductors and insulators
  • magnetic and non-magnetic materials
  • Give examples of materials for each classification