What is a characteristic of the electron sea model for metallic bonding?

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Jun 11, 2017

Answer:

#"Non-molecularity..........."#

Explanation:

According to the metallic bonding model, a metal contains no discrete molecules; only an extended lattice of positively-charged metallic ions that are held together by strong electrostatic forces. This lack of molecularity allows us to rationalize the typical metallic properties: #"malleability"#, the ability to hammer the metal into a sheet; #"ductility"#, the ability to be drawn out into a wire; and #"electrical"# and #"thermal conductivity"#.