• Metals and non-metals are used widely in every day life.
  • Metals can be distinguished from non-metals on the basis of their physical and chemical properties.

Uses of Metals and Non-metals

  • Metals are used in making machinery, automobiles, aeroplanes, trains, satellites, industrial gadgets, cooking utensils, water boilers, etc.


  • Non-metals used in fertilisers to enhance the growth of plants, in water purification process, in crackers, in the purple coloured solution which is applied on wounds as an antiseptic (iodine).