Which statement is true when a crystal is formed from many metal atoms?
A. There are no bands being formed..
B. There are many molecular orbitals..
C. There are only unshared atomic orbitals..
D. There are many electrons lost to other atoms.
Answer #1 (Expert Verified)
Well, even though it may look like the last option is the correct one, that one is wrong. When a crystal s formed from many metals there are many milecular orbitals. So the answer is B. Hope this is what you are looking for
Answer #2 (Expert Verified)
Crystal formation form many metals results into combining of many molecular orbitals during formation.
This is because each metallic atomic orbital contributes for the formation of crystal.
When compared with the relative energies of the molecular orbitals it was found that they have lower energy than the atomic orbitals. Thus the new crystals are stable in nature.