Is metallic bond between two metals, or is present in one metal?

1 Answer

The a metallic bond connects a metal atom to other metal atoms around it.


A bond is what connects one atom to another. More than one atom is needed in order to have a bond.

In the case of a metallic bond, it will connect metal atoms to other metal atoms. If a nonmetal is involved, we no longer have a metallic bond.

A metal atom will usually be bonded to more than one other metal atom because they are bonded in three dimensions.