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Q: How does hydrogen turn into a metal? A: Hang on a second, I need to train my AI supercomputer first

Screwed

Just yesterday, I happened to skim past an old QI in which it was asserted that all elements except H and He are classified as "metals" by astrophysicists.

(Confirmed by a quick look at WIki.)

I certainly remember chemistry/physics lessons in which it was claimed that H was somehow more of a metal than a non-metal. So this is not surprising.

Does "metal" now have to mean "not He"? (Until someone demonstrates that too has metallicity.)

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