The Beauties and the Beasts

A metal is a chemical element that is a good conductor of both electricity and heat and forms cations and ionic bonds with non-metals. In chemistry, a metal (Ancient Greek métallon, μέταλλον) is an element, compound, or alloy characterized by high electrical conductivity. In a metal, atoms readily lose electrons to form positive ions (cations). Ions are surrounded by delocalized electrons, which are responsible for the conductivity. 

The solid produced is held by electrostatic interactions between the ions and the electron cloud, which are called metallic bonds.[1

aluminum~gunmetal~solder~antimony~iron~stainless steel~brass~iridium~steel~bronze~lead~tin~cast iron~magnesium~titanium~chrome~steel~mercury ~tungsten~chromium~nickel~uranium~copper~pewter~white gold~cupronickel~platinum~zinc~gold and last but certainly not least beautiful silver

Alkali metals

Lithium, Sodium, Potassium
Rubidium, Caesium, Francium
Alkaline earth metals
Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium
Strontium, Barium, Radium
Transition metals
Zinc, Molybdenum, Cadmium
Scandium, Titanium, Vanadium
Chromium, Manganese, Iron
Cobalt, Nickel, Copper
Yttrium, Zirconium, Niobium
Technetium, Ruthenium, Rhodium
Palladium, Silver, Hafnium
Tantalum, Tungsten, Rhenium
Osmium, Iridium, Platinum
Gold, Mercury, Rutherfordium,
Dubnium, Seaborgium, Bohrium,
Hassium, Meitnerium,
Darmstadtium, Roentgenium, Ununbium
Post-transition metals
Aluminium, Gallium, Indium
Tin, Thallium, Lead, Bismuth
Ununtrium, Ununquadium
Ununpentium, Ununhexium
Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium
Neodymium, Promethium, Samarium
Europium, Gadolinium, Terbium
Dysprosium, Holmium, Erbium
Thulium, Ytterbium, Lutetium
Actinium, Thorium, Protactinium
Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium
Americium, Curium, Berkelium
Californium, Einsteinium, Fermium

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