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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Most metals are shiny, that is, they reflect light. How does the band theory for metals explain this characteristic?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason for the shiny property of the metal through band theory has to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

The polished metal surface are reflective and appear lustrous is due to the rapid and efficient absorption and reemission of light

Explanation

The electronic transitions that can occur in a metal having a band only partially filled with electrons. The band of energy level in the metals are continuous, the energy gab between the metals are very small, metals can abs...

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