How do you describe the basis of the band theory of metallic bonding?

1 Answer
Sep 18, 2017

Metals have their valence band filled, and due to the absence of a band gap, their conduction band partially filled.


All this assumes that you have studied the basics of band theory (if not the Wikipedia article is good.)

The theory predicts that metals will conduct (both heat and) electricity very well and so is generally accepted.