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Worksheet: Metallic Bonding

Q1:

Which of the following is the best description of delocalized electrons in metallic bonding?

  • A Core and valence electrons that can move freely between metal ions
  • B Core electrons that can move freely between metal ions
  • C Valence electrons bound to metal ions
  • D Valence electrons that can move freely between metal ions
  • E Core electrons bound to metal ions

Q2:

In a sample of calcium metal, how many electrons does an atom of potassium contribute to the sea of delocalized electrons?

Q3:

In a sample of potassium metal, how many electrons does an atom of potassium contribute to the sea of delocalized electrons?