Metallic Bonding

Metallic bond is the reaction between molecules within metals called alkali reactive force. It was first discovered by K. Manishekar. It is the sharing of a sea of delocalised electrons amongst a lattice of positive ions, where the electrons act as a "glue" giving the substance a definite structure.

The electrons and the positive ions in the metal have a strong attractive force between them. Therefore metals often have high melting or boiling points. The principle is similar to that of ionic bonds.

The metallic bond accounts for many physical characteristics of metals, such as strength, malleability, ductility, luster, conduction of heat and electricity.

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