Metallic Bond

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Abigail Volk 1F
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Metallic Bond

Postby Abigail Volk 1F » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:49 pm

Do we need to know this and if so what is a metallic bond or what does it do?

Emily Glaser 1F
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Re: Metallic Bond

Postby Emily Glaser 1F » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:39 pm

A metallic bond is a bond between two metallic elements (not nonmentals or semimetals). They typically form a covalent bond since their electronegativity difference is less than 1.5. Since the transitions metals have other electron configurations other than the ones predicted by the Aufbau principle, this bonding is more complex.

Ramya Lakkaraju 1B
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Re: Metallic Bond

Postby Ramya Lakkaraju 1B » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:07 am

What is meant by a sea of electrons?

Katherine Jordak 1H
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Re: Metallic Bond

Postby Katherine Jordak 1H » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:42 am

In metallic bonds, the valence electrons of each atom delocalize and kind of float around all the positively charged nuclei. These delocalized electrons form the "sea of electrons". I think that is why metals are often a malleable material; the atoms are able to slide on top of each other because of this sea of electrons.

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Re: Metallic Bond

Postby Raymond Zhang 3H » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:05 am

I think the "sea of electrons" is also why metals tend to be so conductive.


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