what are free electrons?can electrons leave their atom and move around the metal.

Asked by KAMLESH sahu | 29th Sep, 2012, 02:52: PM

Expert Answer:

No there are no exactly free electrons in the metals.
We just approximate them as free. They can move from one atom to another but cannot leave the atoms.
It is like forming of molecular bonds in metals between various atoms where electron are shared.

Answered by  | 30th Sep, 2012, 09:24: PM

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