What is a Metallic Bond? - Definition, Properties & Examples


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How is the metallic bond different from ionic and covalent bonds?

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1. What are the electrons called that are involved in the metallic bond?

2. How are the positive ions in a metal sample arranged?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet/quiz set will help you assess your knowledge of the concept of metallic bonding. You will be quizzed on the structure of this type of bond as well as the terms used to describe its chemical activity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • How metallic bonds differ from covalent and ionic bonds
  • Terms describing electron activity within metallic bonding
  • Positive ion arrangement in metallic bonds
  • This bond's basic properties

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important points from the related metallic bond lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of covalent and ionic bonds to make sense of metallic bonds
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why metals can be stretched into wires and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use new knowledge for answering questions about objects exhibiting metallic bond properties and their terminology

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about metallic bonds and their make-up, read through the corresponding lesson, What is a Metallic Bond? - Definition, Properties & Examples. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand this concept more thoroughly via analogy
  • Define terms like ductile
  • Know what electron activity allows metallic bonds conduct heat
  • Understand what a valence of electrons is