Properties of semimetals

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Semimetals are sometimes called metalloids. They have both metallic and nonmetallic properties. Semimetals are semiconductors; in other words, they are not as conducting as metals and are not insulators like the nonmetals. (i.e. Silicon and gallium arsenide (GaAs) are used widely in the semiconductor industry.)

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BCIT courses: CHEM 0011