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metals ch 3 sec 2

key terms

malleable a term used to describe material that can be hammered or rolled into shape
ductile a term used to describe a material that can be pulled into a long wire
conductor a substance that transmits heat or electric easily
magnetic a characteristic of those metals that are attracted to magnets and can be made into magnets
reactivity the ease and speed with which an element or compound combines with other elements and compounds
corrosion the gradual wearing away of a metal element due to a chemical reaction
alloy a mixture of two or more metals
alkali metal an element in Group 1 of the periodic table
alkaline earth metal an element in Group 2 of the periodic table
transition metal an element in Groups 3 through 12 of the periodic table
lanthanide an element in the first row of the rare earth elements in the periodic table
actinide an element in the second row of the rare earth elements in the periodic table
Created by: tracy.leake