. Carbon Non metal Germanium

A: Metal

B: Non - metal

C: Metalloid

D: None of these


Best Answer


  • Germanium is a metalloid that is a member of the carbon family, whereas carbon is a non-metal found on the right side of the periodic table.
  • Carbon : Non-metal : : Germanium : Metalloid 
  • Metals have qualities that non-metals do not.
  • Metalloids have qualities that are similar to both metals and non-metals.

Final Answer:

Hence, the correct option is (c) Metalloid



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