General physical and chemical properties of chemical elements defines elements as non-metal. Every element in the periodic table can be termed either a metal or a nonmetal. (A few elements with intermediate properties are referred to as metalloids). Non-metals cannot be hammered or beaten into thin sheets without breaking. Non-metals break into pieces when hammered or stretched. Sulphur, phosphorous are powders and cannot be made into a sheet. Brittleness is a characteristic property of non-metals.
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