Metalic Structure

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Inside a metal, there is a regular lattice structure with + charged metal ions and...
- free delocalised electrons which together create a strong electrostatic attraction
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These electrons are free to move around and so, metals are good...
conductors of heat and electricity
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They allow the layers of atoms to slide over each other allowing...
metals to be malleable (bent with a hammer) and ductile (stretch it out)
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Pure metals are sometimes not strong enough, so...
alloys are created
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Different elements have different sized atoms, so when another metal is mixed with...
a pure metal, the new atoms distort the layers, making it more difficult to slide over each other
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Card 2

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conductors of heat and electricity

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These electrons are free to move around and so, metals are good...

Card 3

Front

metals to be malleable (bent with a hammer) and ductile (stretch it out)

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

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alloys are created

Back

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Card 5

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a pure metal, the new atoms distort the layers, making it more difficult to slide over each other

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