Question and answer

Revision Notes

  1. State what a cation is.
    A cation is a positive ion.
  2. Explain why metals are good conductors of electricity.
    Metals contain delocalised electrons that are not fixed to a particular atom; they can move throughout the structure.
  3. Examine the information above and describe what happens to the structure of a metal when you bend it.
    Metals are not rigid, so the ions can move into different positions when the metal is bent.