metallic bond

noun

Definition of metallic bond

: the chemical bond typical of the metallic state and characterized by mobile valence electrons that hold the atoms together usually in crystal lattices and are responsible for the good electrical and heat conductivity of metals

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“Metallic bond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metallic%20bond. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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