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The Basics ⚛️
- Metallic solids are metal atoms held together by metallic bonds.
- Metallic bonding is the sharing of a bunch of delocalized valence electrons that move freely throughout the solid.
- The metal atoms have a uniform distribution.
- Metallic solids vary a lot when it comes to melting points. Tungsten has the highest melting point at 3422°C, whereas mercury has the lowest at -38.83°C.
- They are shiny, strong, and malleable.
- They can conduct electricity because of their delocalized electrons.
- Adding another element to a metallic solid can form an alloy with new properties.