What are five properties of metals?

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Apr 2, 2017

Answer:

#(i)# #"Malleability"#, the ability to be hammered out into a sheet....

Explanation:

#(ii)# #"Ductility"#, the ability to be drawn out into a wire....

#(iii)# #"Thermal conductivity"#, the ability to conduct heat....

#(iv)# #"Electrical conductivity"#, the ability to conduct electricity....

#(v)# #"Chemical reactivity"#, metals tend to be good reducing agents.......

All of these properties may be rationalized on the basis of our view of metallic bonding, which is typically described as #"positive ions in an electron sea"#. The metal atoms contribute 1 or more valence electrons to the bulk metal lattice such that there are delocalized electrons in the lattice.