Explain how scientists have used the concept of metallic bonding to account for many of the physical of metals
- nonoelmoLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Metallic bonding is when metal atoms are closely packed together. Some of those electrons are not bound tightly and delocalize and can move and flow around in energy bands. This delocalization of electrons is what gives metal many of the physical properties you are thinking of:
good conductivity (heat and electricity)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Since they kinda share all their electrons, this accounts for the malleability of metals - they can be smushed into different shapes without having to break covalent bonds.
Also, the pooling of electrons explains their electrical conductivity. Electrons can just...wander through.
- carballeiraLv 44 years ago
there's a lattice of Mg2+ cations with 2 valence electrons from each and each magnesium atom delocalized in an electron sea. it somewhat is, the two valence electrons from each and each magnesium atom do no longer belong to any particular atom, yet are shared between each and all of the Mg2+ centres. it is held jointly by potential of electrostatic forces of charm (think of Coulomb's regulation!).