Metals and Non-Metals
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 Class 10 Science Chapter 3
Metal and Non- Metals
Important Questions

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Here are some critical Chapter 3 Metal and Non- Metals problems for Class 10 Science. These inquiries are intended to aid students in studying for and performing well on the CBSE Class 10 Science Examination 2023–24. Students can clear up their concerns and be ready for the exams by practising different types of questions. By answering these questions, you'll increase your confidence while also sharpening your problem-solving abilities.


In Chapter 3 of Class 10 Science, "Metals and Non-Metals," students delve into the exploration of various aspects of matter, including its physical and chemical properties. This chapter also delves into the intriguing subjects of the reactions between metals and non-metals, the occurrence of metals, and the phenomenon of corrosion.

cbse class 10 Science Metals and Non-metals important questions and answers

Class 10 Metals and Non- Metals Important Questions and Answers

Q 1. Generally, non-metals are not lustrous. Which of the following non- metal is lustrous?


(a) Sulphur
(b) Oxygen
(c) Nitrogen
(d)  Iodine

Ans. (d)

Lustre means to shine. Shining metals are also called lustrous metal. Non metal such as sulphur, oxygen , nitrogen are non-lustrous but iodine is a greyish black solid and its crystals have a metallic lustre.

Q 2. Although metals form basic oxides, which of the following metals form an amphoteric oxide?


(a) Na
(b) Ca
(c) Al
(d) Cu

Ans. (c)

Oxides of aluminium show both acidic and basic behaviour and hence it is amphoteric oxide.

Q 3. Generally, when metals are treated with mineral acids, hydrogen gas is liberated but when metals (except Mn and Mg), treated with HNO3, hydrogen is not liberated, why?

Most of the metals do not react with HNO3 because nitric acid is a strong oxidising agent. Hence, when metals (except Mn and Mg) are treated with nitric acid; hydrogen gas is not liberated. Only magnesium and manganese can produce hydrogen gas with very dilute nitric acid.

Q 4. Give a reason why electric wires are made up of copper.

Electric wires are made up of copper because it is a good conductor of electricity and cheaper than any other metallic wire.

Q 5. What are metals? Name five metals.

Metals are the elements that conduct heat and electricity and are malleable and ductile.Example: Iron, aluminium, copper gold and silver.

cbse class 10 Science Metals and Non-metals important questions and answerscbse class 10 Science Metals and Non-metals important questions and answers

CBSE Class 10 Science Chapter wise Important Questions

Chapter No. Chapter Name
Chapter 1 Chemical Reactions and Equations
Chapter 2 Acid, Bases and Salts
Chapter 3 Metals and Non-Metals
Chapter 4 Carbon and its Compounds
Chapter 5 Life Processes
Chapter 6 Control and Coordination
Chapter 7 How do Organisms Reproduce
Chapter 8 Heredity
Chapter 9 Light : Reflection and Refraction
Chapter 10 The Human Eye and the Colourful world
Chapter 11 Electricity
Chapter 12 Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
Chapter 13 Our Environment

Conclusion offers a thorough set of questions for learning the topic in a better way if you're looking to further practise and improve your grasp of the concepts covered in the chapter. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is called non-metal?

Ans: Non-metal is a chemical element that does not have metal’s properties. Some gases include hydrogen, helium, oxygen, nitrogen, fluorine, neon, radon and many more.

Q2:  What is Metal?

Ans: Many chemical elements are referred to as metals. These are the bulk of the periodic table elements. Generally, such components have the following characteristics: these can conduct heat and electricity. They can be easily shaped.

Q3: What are the uses of non-metal?

Ans: Oxygen is a non-metal that is used for breathing by plants and animals. It is essential to maintain our life. It is used in the process of fuel-burning in homes, factories, and vehicles for transport.

Q4: Which non-metal is essential for our life?

Ans: Oxygen is an essential non-metal for our life and it is inhaled during breathing by all living beings.

Q5: Which non-metal is used as a fuel?

Ans: The non-metal used in the rockets is liquid hydrogen. They are separate hydrogen and oxygen tanks that combine and burn to start the rocket. Due to its high calorific value, hydrogen is used.

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