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Is Carbon a Metal

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Is Carbon a metal. Yes or no please state why. Thanks
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The defining characteristics of a metal are:

- Good conductor of electricity
- Good conductor of heat
- Malleability (can be shaped and bent, especially into large, thin sheets, without breaking)
- Ductility (can be drawn into long, thin wires without breaking)
- Luster (shining or shimmering quality)

Carbon satisfies none of these criteria, hence it is a non-metal and grouped with other non-metals such as silicon, cobalt and lead.

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Carbon is a solid and a non-metal. It is a member of the group(iv) elements on the periodic table. It exhibits oxidation states of +2 and +4 in its compound. It is called a non-metal because it does not have mobile electrons called ions and so therefore does not conduct electricity or heat.

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On the peirotic table it is not a mettle but we have made it into a fiber that when heated becomes way stronger than steel and can be treated like mettle.

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Carbon is a non metallic element. It's atomic number is 6 and the number of valence electrons is 4. Its electronegativity is 2.55.

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T

No carbon is not a metal. Carbon is the building block of most organic compounds.

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D

Carbon is a non-metal because it is a poor conductor of heat and electricity.

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Carbon is not a metal it is poor conductor of heat and electricity.

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Carbon is a nonmetal As it does not have any metallic properties.

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No carbon is not matel.Carbon is a non metallic element.

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