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Structure of Metals

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The sketch below is intended to represent a metal wire.

Which of the following BEST describes what the picture is illustrating?

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A

Metal nuclei surrounded by a mobile "sea" of electrons.

B

Metal cations surrounded by a mobile "sea" of electrons.

C

Metal cations surrounded by nonmetal anions.

D

A lattice network of positively charged metal cations not surrounded by anything.