Metalloid Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Metalloid

Silicon is an example of a metalloid.
Silicon is an example of a metalloid. Enricoros, public domain
Metalloid Definition: an element with properties intermediate between those of a metal and nonmetal. Metalloids may also be defined according to their location on the Periodic Table.

Also Known As: Semimetal

Examples: silicon, boron

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