What does the electron sea model of metals suggest?
a. valence electrons drift freely around the metal anions
b. valence electrons are anchored to specific metals cations
c. valence electrons drift freely around the metal cations
d. electrons idle around the metal cations
e. valence electrons are anchored to specific metal anions
Answer- The correct option among all the options given is option C .
Explanation- Electron sea model is named because there are more than half of the periodic table covered by metals and the way they react among themselves is completely different from the way they react with other members of the group.
Valence electrons that are present in metals in such cases such electrons are free to roam about and drift about cations.
The electron sea model for metals suggest that the valence electrons drift freely around the metal cations.
The sea model of electron is used for describing the mechanism of metallic bonding.
The metallic bonding generally occurs between 2 or more metals leading to the formation of alloys.
According to electron sea model, the electrons which contributes to the metallic bond are mostly the valence electrons of the atoms, these valence electrons get de-localized and can move freely around the nuclei of other atoms.
Overall, it seems like nuclei of positive charge is surrounded by sea of negative electrons.
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