If you touch an object, can you say if it is a metal or not? What if you just look at it? Most of us know the difference between metallic and non-metallic objects, even though we haven't studied their properties in detail.

Well, wait no more! In this Chapter, we will learn about the main differences between metals and non-metals. So, the next time you say that an object feels like a metal, you will have a scientific basis for it.