Can someone explain to me what metallic bonding is?
Metallic Bonding is the Bond between the different Atoms in a given Metallic Crystal.
Each metal, such as Iron (Fe), Zinc (Zn), Aluminum (Al), etc, has crystal structure (unit cell). Inside these crystal structures, the atoms of a given metal (say iron) are bonded with each others through a bond, called "Metallic Bond".
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Dr. Mamdouh Younes
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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In a close-packed array of metal atoms, each atom is conceived to donate 1 or 2 or more valence electrons to the overall lattice such that these electrons are delocalized over the entire lattice. Because bonding is now delocalized, the positively charged metal nuclei can move respect to each other while maintaining the metallic bond, and this gives rise to certain properties that we associate with metals.
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