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

Jun 11, 2017

#### Answer:

$\text{Non-molecularity...........}$

#### 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: $\text{malleability}$, the ability to hammer the metal into a sheet; $\text{ductility}$, the ability to be drawn out into a wire; and $\text{electrical}$ and $\text{thermal conductivity}$.