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What state are metals in at room temperature?

Solid

2

What is the only metal that isn’t a solid at room temperature?

Mercury

3

How are the atoms arranged in a metal?

Regularly

4

What is the arrangement of the atoms in a metal called?

A giant metallic lattice

5

What happens to the electrons of metal atoms during a chemical reaction with non-metals?

They are lost

6

What happens to the electrons that leave metals?

They form a ‘sea’ around the outer shell and are able to move around freely

7

What are delocalised electrons?

Electrons that are free to move around a substance

8

What are metallic bonds?

Strong electrostatic forces of attraction between the delocalised electrons and the closely packed, positively charged metal ions

9

Define the term ‘localised’

Something that is restricted to a certain place

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Define the term ‘delocalised’

Something that is free to move from its original place