What are the Electronic
Characteristics of Non-Metals?

  • They are electron acceptors.

  • They possess five or more valence electrons.

  • They are electro-negative - they attract

  • Non-metals form ionic bonds with metals.

  • In ionically bonded solids, the non-metallic
    species form anions.

  • In non-metallic, non-ionically bonded solids,
    the atoms share some or all of their outer shell
    electrons to form covalent bonds.