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Metal is an element, compound, or alloy that is a good conductor of both electricity and heat
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A metal is an element, compound, or alloy that transmits electricity and heat efficiently. Metals are typically malleable and lustrous, reflecting the most of incident light. Atoms rapidly transfer electrons in a metal to create positive ions (cations).
Metals are often malleable and lustrous, reflecting the majority of incident light. Atoms rapidly shed electrons in a metal to produce positive ions (cations). The conductivity of such ions is caused by delocalized electrons surrounding them. Electrostatic interactions between the ions and the electron cloud, known as metallic bonds, hold the solid together. When the weight of two metals is given, this calculator can be used to determine the equivalent weight of each metal (Metal A and Metal B). Metals are sometimes described as a sea of delocalized electrons enclosed by a ring of positive ions. Use the upper given formula for manual calculations. No sign-up, registration OR captcha is required to use this tool.