My question is, if "gas" belongs to "State of Matter" then what does "Metal" belong to.
Gas can be substituted with any state of matter(in the analogy); metal can be substituted with metalloid or nonmetal(in the analogy). I've researched this and I can't seem to find an answer to this. So, this could read as "if 'solid' belongs to 'State of Matter', then what does 'nonmetal' belong to'"?
I'm not trying to assert that metal is a state of matter. As most of y'all (hopefully all) know, the elements on the periodic table can be a metal, metalloid, or nonmetal. Would "Metal" belong to "Metal Status"? I'm asking because I'm writing a program to represent the PeriodicTable and I need an appropriate name for my variable. I may just opt for "Metal Status".