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How is a metal formed?



A. Every metal atom would lose its valence electrons to gain electronic configuration of a noble gas · The metal atom would lose its valence electrons to the negatively charged ‘sea’ of electrons · The lattice is held together by the strong electrostatic attraction between the positively charged cation and the negatively charged ‘sea’ of electrons
B. It just forms. )):

This question is part of Quiz on Metallic and Ionic Bonding
Asked by Joeltzy, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Feb 27, 2017

· Every metal atom would lose its valence electrons to gain electronic configuration of a noble gas · The metal atom would lose its valence electrons to the negatively charged ‘sea’ of electrons · The lattice is held together by the strong electrostatic attraction between the positively charged cation and the negatively charged ‘sea’ of electrons
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