# Can someone explain to me what metallic bonding is?

Metallic Bonding is the Bond between the different Atoms in a given Metallic Crystal.

#### Explanation:

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

Jan 23, 2017

Possibly. The typical description of $\text{metallic bonding}$ is as $\text{positive ions in a sea of electrons...........}$
Metals are $\text{(i) malleable}$, that is metals are capable of being hammered out into a thin sheet (cf. $\text{Latin, malleus = hammer}$), and $\text{(ii) ductile}$, capable of being drawn into a wire. These properties are the reasons why metals are such superb materials for tool-making. In addition, metallic bonding can explain why metals are (often) superb conductors of electricity, and heat (most metals are good thermal conductors - the free electrons propagate transfer of thermal energy).