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NON-METALS Work Card A. Match the characteristics of non-metals with an example of a non-metal element that has that characteristic: Characteristic of a non-metal Example of a non-metal that best fits that characteristic 1. Poor conductors of heat or electricity (a) sulphur 2. usually dull and not shiny (b) charcoal (carbon) 3. brittle – weak and easily broken (c) plastic B. Answer the following questions: 1. What is one non-metal which is an exception to the rule and is a good conductor of heat or electricity? 2. Which non metallic element is used in the hardening of oils? 3. Which non-metallic element is used in the manufacture of fertilizers? 4. Carbon is a non-metallic element. In the form of charcoal it can be used in a number of different ways. List two of them. 5. Why must we not burn charcoal in an enclosed area?
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