Cup 6 Lab Report

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Prove if the material in cup 6 is a metal, metalloid, or nonmetal, by using its appearance, color, state of matter, luster, conductivity, malleability, and how it reacts with HCL. Before beginning to test on the substance we observed its appearance, state of matter, luster, and color. The substance was very shiny, solid and hard, as well as silver. Then we put on safety goggles to start testing. The first test we conducted was the electricity test to see if the object was a good conductor of electricity. We turned on the electricity conductor that was hooked up to a battery and then placed the material on the plate. We observed the lit up lightbulb colors on the conductor in order to determine if it could or could not conduct electricity, the lit up colors were a bright red and dim green …show more content…

Added up the evidence all concluded the material was a metal. Metals tend to be shiny, malleable, ductile, and good at conducting heat and electricity, as well as having high densities and boiling points, metals are also bendy because the atoms are loose. Meanwhile nonmetals are brittle, hard and don’t conduct electricity and heat well if at all. Nonmetals have rigid localized bonds making the atoms stay in place. Metalloids are somewhat between the two, they tend to have a more delocalized bond though. Copper is a metal that is used to conduct electricity in everyday life, wrapping wires and helping electricity to travel to where it is needed. A nonmetal could be Neon which is a liquid radiation that is used to light up restaurant and other light-up signs. A Metalloid may be silicone which now-a-days is used in order to make sturdy buildings. The unknown sample in cup number 6 is a metal because it is a good conductor of electricity, lustrous, and can be bent and not completely broken. Also it did not break down when acid was added to it meaning it has more of a basic

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