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What is the most likely reason that nonmetals are electrical insulators?

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  • Réponse publiée par: girly61

    Explanation:

    Nonmetals are poor electrical conductors but they are considered as good insulators. Among the given statement, the most likely reason that nonmetals are electrical insulators is that since valence shells in nonmetal atoms are almost full, the atoms attract electrons and hold them tightly to fill their valence shells.

  • Réponse publiée par: calmaaprilgrace

    Nonmetals are poor electrical conductors but they are considered as good insulators. Among the given statement, the most likely reason that nonmetals are electrical insulators is that since valence shells in nonmetal atoms are almost full, the atoms attract electrons and hold them tightly to fill their valence shells. In this manner the atoms of the nonmetals cannot give their electrons making them poor conductor of electricity.  

    On the other hand since metals, have a valence shells that are mostly empty, the atom attract and hold any electrons they can in order to fill their valence shells. Lastly the elements known as noble gases that has a complete valence electron are unreactive.  

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