Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 9 - Liquids, Solids, and Materials - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 421d: 79


Ductile Malleable Able to conduct heat/electricity

Work Step by Step

We know that metals are ductile and malleable. Since the valence electrons can easily move, metals can be easily bent or drawn into a wire, for a uniform charge distribution can still be preserved. The free flow of electrons accounts for the fact that metals can easily conduct heat/electricity as well.
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