Metallic Properties of Metals | Metallurgy

The free electron theory of metals, which started with Drude (1902), has been able to explain quite successfully the following properties, called the metallic properties: 1. Good Electrical and Thermal Conductivity 2. Opaque and Lustrous 3. Good Ductility 4. Alloying Behaviour of Metals 5. High Melting Points. Property # 1. Good Electrical and Thermal Conductivity: As the free electrons in [...]