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Bonding in Metals l OBJECTIVES: –Use the theory of metallic bonds to explain the physical properties of metals.

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1 Bonding in Metals l OBJECTIVES: –Use the theory of metallic bonds to explain the physical properties of metals.

2 Bonding in Metals l OBJECTIVES: –Describe the arrangements of atoms in some common metallic crystal structures.

3 Metallic Bonds l How atoms are held together in the solid. l Metals hold on to their valence electrons very weakly. l Think of them as positive ions (cations) floating in a sea of electrons:

4 Sea of Electrons l Electrons are free to move through the solid. l Metals conduct electricity.

5 Metals are Malleable l Hammered into shape (bend). l Also ductile - drawn into wires. l Both malleability and ductility explained in terms of the mobility of the valence electrons

6 Malleable

7 l Electrons allow atoms to slide by.

8 Ionic solids are brittle

9 l Strong Repulsion breaks crystal apart.

10 Crystalline structure of metal l If made of one kind of atom, metals are among the simplest crystals 1. Body-centered cubic: –every atom has 8 neighbors –Na, K, Fe, Cr, W

11 Crystalline structure of metal 2. Face-centered cubic: –every atom has 12 neighbors –Cu, Ag, Au, Al, Pb 3. Hexagonal close-packed –every atom also has 12 neighbors –different pattern due to hexagonal –Mg, Zn, Cd

12 Alloys l We use lots of metals every day, but few are pure metals l Alloys - mixtures of 2 or more elements, at least 1 is a metal l made by melting a mixture of the ingredients, then cooling l Brass: an alloy of Cu and Zn l Bronze: Cu and Sn

13 Why use alloys? l Properties often superior to element l Sterling silver (92.5% Ag, 7.5% Cu) is harder and more durable than pure Ag, but still soft enough to make jewelry and tableware l Steels are very important alloys –corrosion resistant, ductility, hardness, toughness, cost

14 Why use alloys? l Look up alloys in your text book l Types? a) substitutional alloy- the atoms in the components are about the same size l b) interstitial alloy- the atomic sizes quite different; smaller atoms fit into the spaces between larger l Amalgam- dental use, contains Hg


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