PERIODIC ELEMENTS
METALLOIDS

 



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Chemistry of Metalloids


Those elements which have properties of both metals and non-metals are known as metalloids. Thus metalloids are hybrid elements which contain properties of metals as well as non metals. Some commonly recognised metalloids are -:

Metalloids are present at diagonal of p block elements in modern periodic table. These are most importantly used as semiconductor material in photovoltaic cells and as catalysts in various chemical reactions.