The Physical Properties that are generally associated with Metalloids are as follows:State of Matter: Solid
Luster: Metallic lustreElasticity: Brittle
Conductivity: Semi-conductive. Average transmission of heat.
Properties of Metalloids - What are the Chemical Properties of Metalloids? Oxidation: Readily form glasses
What are the Chemical Properties of Metalloids? They are the characteristics that determine how they will react with other substances or change from one substance to another. The better we know the nature of the substance the better we are able to understand it. Chemical properties are only observable during a chemical reaction. Reactions to substances may be brought about by changes brought about by burning, rusting, heating, exploding, tarnishing etc. The Chemical Properties of Metalloids are as follows:
Alloys: Form alloys with metals*Allotropic: Several metallic and non-metallic allotropic forms
Melting: Some metalloids contract on meltingCompounds: Reacts with the halogens to form compounds
*Allotropic - Allotropes are forms of an element with different physical and chemical properties occurring in two or more crystalline forms in the same physical state.