Q2. What are metals?
Ans. Metals are malleable, ductile and good conductor of heat and electricity. They possess high melting point and boiling point. Example: Copper, Sodium, Aluminum, Potassium etc.
On the basis of chemical reaction, metals are defined as follows:
Metals are those elements which form positive ions( cations) by losing electrons. Because of this property metals are also known as electropositive elements.