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A substance that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means
a) metalloid
b) element
c) metal
d) pure substance

A sample of matter, either a single element or a single compound, that has definite chemical and physical properties
a) pure substance
b) compound
c) nonmetal
d) metal

An element that is shiny and that conducts heat and electricity well
a) nonmetal
b) metalloid
c) metal
d) element

An element that conducts heat and electricity poorly
a) pure substance
b) metal
c) metalloid
d) nonmetal

An element that has properties of both metals and nonmetals
a) metalloid
b) nonmetal
c) metal
d) element

Physical properties, like boiling point and density, and chemical properties, like reactivity with acid, are all ___ that help us identify an element.
a) element properties
b) naming properties
c) characteristic properties
d) metallic properties

Which is NOT a characteristic of nonmetals?
a) brittle
b) unmalleable
c) poor conductors of heat and electricity
d) shiny

A shiny substance that is malleable and ductile would best be classified as a
a) metal
b) nonmetal
c) metalloid
d) element

Elements can share some characteristic properties.
a) True
b) False

Some ___ conduct heat and electricity well while others don't.
a) metals
b) metalloids
c) nonmetals
d) colloids

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