Metallic Bonds

Metallic bonds bond two metallic atoms together. They create substances that are bendable, collect electricity, melt at very high temperatures, and are shiny in appearance.

Examples

Of Metallic Bonds

A good example of a metallic bond is brass. Brass is composed of copper and zinc and makes a sturdy, golden-brown metal used for instruments and decoration. It is more malleable than zinc, one of its components, and has a relatively low melting point of around 900° Celsius.

Another substance from metallic bonding is bronze. Widely popular for its use in ancient Chinese statues, it is sturdier than copper, one of its components. It is formed with copper and other metals, usually tin or arsenic, a metalloid. Bronze is weaker and more malleable than steel, but more conductive of heat and electricity.

To wrap things up...

Metallic bonds form materials used all over the world in construction, wiring, and even the arts. High conductivity and malleability make metal-bonded alloys popular in electrical wiring, which we use everyday. So next time you charge your beloved iPhone 6, thanks the metal bonds for making life better.

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Where are the ionic and covalent bonds!?! Great job covering metallic