Nonmetal Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Nonmetal

This is a sample of pure sulfur, a yellow nonmetallic element.
This is a sample of pure sulfur, a yellow nonmetallic element. Ben Mills
Nonmetal Definition: One of the elements which do not exhibit metallic properties, generally located in the upper righthand corner of the Periodic Table.

Example: oxygen, nitrogen

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