Conductors

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Conductors

Postby Julie Steklof 1A » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:10 pm

Why is it that elements with low ionization energy conduct electricity in their solid states?

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Re: Conductors

Postby ZoeHahn1J » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:23 pm

As I understand it, elements with low ionization energies tend to be metals, since having low ionization energies allows the electrons to move around much more easily (ie, in a "sea" of electrons), which in turn allows for energy conduction in the element's solid state.
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