Flashcards in C2.2.8 - Structure Of Metals Deck (10):
What state are metals in at room temperature?
What is the only metal that isn’t a solid at room temperature?
How are the atoms arranged in a metal?
What is the arrangement of the atoms in a metal called?
A giant metallic lattice
What happens to the electrons of metal atoms during a chemical reaction with non-metals?
They are lost
What happens to the electrons that leave metals?
They form a ‘sea’ around the outer shell and are able to move around freely
What are delocalised electrons?
Electrons that are free to move around a substance
What are metallic bonds?
Strong electrostatic forces of attraction between the delocalised electrons and the closely packed, positively charged metal ions
Define the term ‘localised’
Something that is restricted to a certain place