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 , September 29, 2021
Metal is a broad category of element that includes all elements that are shiny that are also good conductors of electricity and heat. Most metals are dense solids that have a high melting point. The following are examples of metallic elements, base metals, precious metals and rare-earth metals.

Periodic Table

Of the 118 elements on the periodic table, over 90 are considered metals. The exact number of elements that are metallic depends on the definition of a metal. The following 92 elements are commonly considered metals.
Actinium
Aluminum
Americium
Barium
Berkelium
Beryllium
Bismuth
Bohrium
Cadmium
Calcium
Californium
Cerium
Cesium
Chromium
Cobalt
Copernicium
Copper
Curium
Darmstadtium
Dubnium
Dysprosium
Einsteinium
Erbium
Europium
Fermium
Flerovium
Francium
Gadolinium
Gallium
Gold
Hafnium
Hassium
Holmium
Indium
Iridium
Iron
Lanthanum
Lawrencium
Lead
Lithium
Livermorium
Lutetium
Magnesium
Manganese
Meitnerium
Mendelevium
Mercury
Molybdenum
Moscovium
Neodymium
Neptunium
Nickel
Nihonium
Niobium
Nobelium
Osmium
Palladium
Platinum
Plutonium
Polonium
Potassium
Praseodymium
Promethium
Protactinium
Radium
Rhenium
Rhodium
Roentgenium
Rubidium
Ruthenium
Rutherfordium
Samarium
Scandium
Seaborgium
Silver
Sodium
Strontium
Tantalum
Technetium
Terbium
Thallium
Thorium
Thulium
Tin
Titanium
Tungsten
Uranium
Vanadium
Ytterbium
Yttrium
Zinc
Zirconium

Base Metals

Base metals are common and relatively inexpensive metals that are often used for industrial purposes. These metals collectively have thousands of alloys and are broadly used in products, machines, vehicles, equipment, buildings and infrastructure.
Aluminium
Antimony
Beryllium
Bismuth
Cadmium
Chromium
Cobalt
Copper
Gallium
Germanium
Hafnium
Indium
Iron
Lead
Manganese
Molybdenum
Nickel
Niobium
Rhenium
Tantalum
Thallium
Tin
Titanium
Tungsten
Vanadium
Zinc
Zirconium

Precious Metals

Precious metals are rare metals that have economic value, often due to a traditional position within commerce and valuable industrial properties.
Gold
Iridium
Osmium
Palladium
Platinum
Rhodium
Ruthenium
Silver

Rare-earth Metals

Rare-earths are a set of 17 silvery and soft heavy metals that are extremely similar to one another. Despite their name, rare-earth metals are relatively plentiful in the Earth's crust. For example, cerium is more abundant than copper. However, due to their properties these metals are widely distributed in the Earth such that exploitable deposits are rare.
Cerium
Dysprosium
Erbium
Europium
Gadolinium
Holmium
Lanthanum
Lutetium
Neodymium
Praseodymium
Promethium
Samarium
Scandium
Terbium
Thulium
Ytterbium
Yttrium
Most of the rare-earth metals have similar properties with the exception of scandium and yttrium that have distinct electronic and magnetic characteristics.

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