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Malleability is a significant property of metallic bonding.
Which one of the following BEST accounts for why malleability occurs?
The highly flexible structure of the atoms due to a lack of an internal structure.
The high potential energy of the substance due to the free floating electrons.
The ability of the cations to slide past one another due to the delocalization of the electrons.
The repulsion of the cations for each other causes the solid to easily spread with little resistance.