metallic bonding

Asked by keyboard | 27th Sep, 2008, 09:18: PM

Expert Answer:

 In the metallic bond, an atomachieves a more stable configuration by sharing the electrons in its outer shell with many other atoms.  Metallic bonds prevail in elements in which the valence electrons are not tightly bound with the nucleus, namely metals, thus the name metallic bonding.  In this type of bond, each atom in a metal crystal contributes all the electrons in its valence shell to all other atoms in the crystal.

Answered by  | 28th Sep, 2008, 11:34: PM

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