1.47 explain the electrical conductivity and malleability of a metal in terms of its structure and bonding.

  • Metals have delocalised electrons – delocalised electrons carry electricity because there are free electrons
  • Structures of a metal have rows of atoms, one on top of another
  • In pure metals, all atoms will be exactly the same size
  • Layers slide easily over one another, making them free to bend.

 

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