The periodic table below shows which elements are metal, metalloids, and nonmetals. Notice the heavy stair-step line separating the metals from the nonmetals. This line will appear on non-color coded periodic tables to show the separation between the metals and the nonmetals.

Let's look closely at the groups or families of the different metals. Click on the following buttons to learn more about the different groups of metals.

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