"Metals Introduction"
ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Metal

Lesson 10 of 33. This introductory lesson will introduce metals as a group and their common properties. It will be shown how the metallic bonding gives metals ductility. It will also be explained why metals are shiny and electrically conductive.

Knowledge Check:
What are some of the common properties of metals?
Explain why metallic bonds results in good electrical conductivity.
What are metal alloys?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Theodore Miner has a B.S. degree in Physics and a degree in Electronics. He has worked for many years in the area of Industrial Control systems. His work involves evaluating materials and components used in electronic systems and performing failure analysis on control systems. His hobbies include tinkering with microcontroller home projects and ham radio.