Metals have one to three electrons in their outer shell, whereas non-metals have four to eight electrons. Another difference is that metals tend to lose their valence electrons, but non-metals share or gain valence electrons. Where metals form oxides which are basic, non-metals form oxides which are acidic.What are some non examples of metalloids?
Examples of metalloids are boron, germanium, arsenic, silicon, tellurium, polonium and antimony. These elements exist in the realm between metals and non-metals and can have properties of both.Are metalloids and metals and non-metals all the same?
Metals are the elements which exhibit the highest degree of metallic behavior is known as metals, on the contrary Non-metals are such elements which do not possess any metallic behavior, and Metalloids are those elements, that possess some of the properties like metal, while some like non-metal.