Is Hydrogen A Metal Or Nonmetal
Is hydrogen metal or non-metallic? ۔
Not just a semantic argument, metallic hydrogen is a real material at very low temperatures.
The problem is that the word metal describes a physical condition (in its solid form) and only this one (vaporized iron is a gas).
Hydrogen can be solid, liquid, gas and plasma (solid is called metallic hydrogen)
Is hydrogen a metal?
Is hydrogen non-metallic?
It doesn't matter under what circumstances. For example, most people call metals solid. (Soft, gentle and ah) but this is just a common feature. What defines a metal is that it must be a good conductor of heat and electricity, the properties of which are in the solid state of hydrogen. Therefore, hydrogen is a metal.
Hydrogen can chemically act like a metal, and at very high pressures (such as Jupiter's or Saturn's gravitational field) it is theoretically called a metal. (Some older IC tables have H on the right side of the IC table.) Generally, I would say no, it's not metal.
Whether hydrogen is a gas at standard temperatures and pressure has nothing to do with whether it is a metal or not. Very hot iron fever is always metallic, as are metals of mercury vapor and all other gases.
Hydrogen is classified as a metal, sometimes called a positive element, indicating that it is ready to release some valence electrons to form a positively charged ion.