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Why metal is a good THERMAL conductor but plastic is a worse conductor than metal? Is it also due to the delocalised electrons of the metal?plz explain it.

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    ya!its due to the delocalised electrons,plz bear in mind that,do not write free electrons during exams,or marks will be deducted!u must write DELOCALIZED ELECTRONS.

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    giant metallic structure---delocalized electrons

    giant ionic structure-----mobile ions

    giant covalent-----delocalized

    simple molecular struct.----absence of mobile ions

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