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What are the two main types of element?

Elements are typically classified as either a metal or nonmetal, but the dividing line between the two is fuzzy. Metal elements are usually good conductors of electricity and heat. The subgroups within the metals are based on the similar characteristics and chemical properties of these collections.

What is the classification of element?

Definitions of groups, periods, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, halogens, and noble gases. How metals, non-metals, and metalloids can be identified by the position on the periodic table.

Why are the elements important?

Scientists believe that about 25 of the known elements are essential to life. Just four of these – carbon (C), oxygen (O), hydrogen (H) and nitrogen (N) – make up about 96% of the human body. The human body functions as a result of a large number of chemical reactions involving compounds of all of these elements.

What elements make up life?

The six most common elements of life on Earth (including more than 97% of the mass of a human body) are carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur and phosphorus.

What are elements used for?

ELEMENT USES
7) Copper A metal used for electric wires, pots, pans, & pennies
8) Gold A metal used for jewelry & precious decorative pieces
9) Helium A gas much lighter than air used in blimps & balloons
10) Hydrogen A flammable & explosive gas

What is a common element?

Common elements are those parts of a condo complex that belong to all owners. With a few exceptions, they constitute everything except the units in which people live. Corridors, garbage rooms, lobbies, locker areas, garages, technical rooms, the roof, grounds, walkways are all common elements.