What do compounds that are ductile and excellent conductors of electricity have?

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Jan 2, 2017

Answer:

Ductile #"materials"# that are excellent conductors of electricity are #"metallic"#.

Explanation:

Metals are #"malleable"#, capable of being hammered into a sheet, and #"ductile"#, capable of being drawn out into a wire. This workability makes metals the premier materials for making tools. These properties are believed to result from #"metallic bonding"#, in which the valence electrons are delocalized across the metallic lattice.

Actual chemical compounds, as opposed to metals and their alloys, tend not to share these properties.