C2 2.4 Giant metallic structures

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: jkav
  • Created on: 30-04-14 19:31
  • Metal atoms are arranged in layers. When a force is applied the layers of atoms can slide over each other. They can move into a new position without breaking apart, so the metal bends or stretches into a new shape. This means that metals are useful for making wires, rods and sheet materials.
  • Alloys are mixtures of metals or metals mixed with other elements…


No comments have yet been made

Similar Chemistry resources:

See all Chemistry resources »See all Structure and bonding resources »