Giant Metallic Lattice

Basic knowledge of Giant Metallic Lattice's

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Giant Metallic Lattice

Metallic structures are composed of a lattice of positive ions in a sea of delocalised valence electrons. Electrostatic attraction between the delocalised electrons and the positive ions holds the structure together.

High melting point - a lot of energy is required to break the bonds of strong electrostatic attraction.

Good electrical conductivity - electrons are mobile, so are free to carry a current.

Example of Metallic stucture.


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