Metallic Bonding

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  • When metals bond they form giant structures where the atoms are arranged in regular patterns
    • The layers of atoms can slide over each other
      • When a force is applied they can change shape without breaking (Malleable) or drawn into a thin wire (Ductile)
    • This gives them a shiny property
    • Metallic Bonding
      • The electron from the highest energy level is delocalised
        • The delocalised electron enables heat and electricity to move throughout the giant metal lattice and transfer energy
          • There is a strong Electrostatic Force between the negative electron and positive metal ions to hold it together
            • This means it has a high Melting and Boiling point

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