Other Metals

What are the Elements classified as Other Metals? Define Other Metals
Other Metals are used as a term in Periodic Chemistry when classifying the chemical elements. Each element can usually be classified as a metal or a non-metal based on their general Physical and Chemical Properties. Other Metals are any of the metallic elements within Groups 13, 14, and 15 in the Periodic Table (see the List of Other metals). The majority of metals have higher densities than the majority of non-metals. The elements classed as Other Metals do not exhibit variable oxidation states, and their valence electrons are only present in their outer shell.

What are Other Metals? Common Properties of Other Metals
The elements classified as Other metals are ductile and malleable, good conductors of both electricity and heat and form ionic bonds with non-metals. All of these elements are solid, have a relatively high density and are opaque. Nearly 75% of all the elements in the Periodic Table are classified as metals which are detailed in the
 List of Metals.

Common properties of Other metals
The elements classed as “Other metals” generally have the following properties in common:

  • Solid

  • Ductile and malleable

  • Good conductors of electricity and heat

  • Have a relatively high density

  • Opaque

List of Other Metals – Chemical Elements in the Periodic Table
The elements contained in the classification of Other Metals are as follows:

  • Aluminium

  • Gallium

  • Indium

  • Tin

  • Thallium

  • Lead

  • Bismuth

Elements classified as Other Metals
The 7 elements classified as “Other Metals” are located in groups 13, 14, and 15 of the Periodic Table. All of these elements are solid, have a relatively high density and are opaque.