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Electron sea model
Proposes: all the metal atoms in a metallic solid contribute their valence electrons to form a 'sea' of electrons
Electrons within the 'sea' that are not specifically attached to any atom, and they are free to move
The attraction between the delocalized electron and the metallic cations
State 8 properties of metals
- Moderately high melting points
- High boiling points
- Good conductors of heat and electricity
As the number of delocalized electrons increase ________
The harder and stronger the metal
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