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    • Thread Starter

    I have two questions that I don't know how to answer.
    1. How are ions arranged in a metal?
    2. How are metals held in place in their giant stucture?

    If anyone has an idea on how to answer these the help is much appreciated. Thank you

    In a metal you have a lattice of positive ions of the metals and then a "sea" of electrons floating around, delocalised all around the ions. It's all kept together based on the electrostatic force of attraction between the negative electrons and the positive ions.
    • Thread Starter

    Thank you BobBobson
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