Metallic Bonding: The Electron-Sea Model & Why Metals Are Good Electrical Conductors


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How are metallic bonds different from ionic and covalent bonds?

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1. What is the electron sea model?

2. Why are metals malleable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Metals bond in a different way when together than when they bond with other elements. This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of these bonds. You will need to be familiar with various facts about metals to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • The definition of metallic bonding
  • Electron sea model
  • Metals' conduction of electricity
  • The cause of metals' shine

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced through these assessments:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding metals and metal atoms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about metallic bonding
  • Defining Key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the electron sea model

Additional Learning

To learn more about metallic bonding, review the accompanying lesson titled Metallic Bonding: The Electron-Sea Model & Why Metals Are Good Electrical Conductors. The objectives covered include:

  • Recall how metallic bonds form
  • Understand metal's structure
  • Know why metal conducts electricity
  • Understand the electron sea model