posted by Eman .
A solid metal is often known as having 'an array of positive ions in a sea of electrons'.
Write down the electronic structure of magnesium atom and use it to explain what this phrase means.
Actually I don't know how to explain it. So I need you to explain it in your own words, so that I can get some idea. I request you to send it to me as soon as possible. It is really urgent!
Thanks a lot! I would really appreciate
No, that should like me doing your work. My personal view of the learning process tells me that wont help you understand it at all.
Think on this first: Where are the two outer electrons of Magnesium, and are they tightly bound to ONE atom?
Then look at the very short section "metallic bonding"
That second is well written, and the picture is descriptive. Remember that in matter, it is 3-D, not 2-D