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1. An unknown substance is found to be a good conductor of electricity when melted. Explain whether on this basis alone the substance can be classified as a metal.

Oct 8th, 2014

Shiny and good conductor of electricity = metallic. Other properties that we expect metallic substances to have include 

- generally high melting and boiling point (there are exceptions) 
- malleable 
- ductile 
- can be panel-beaten 
- good conductor of heat 

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