Electron-Sea Model Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Electron-Sea Model

The electron sea model describes the fluid nature of electron flow in metals.
The electron sea model describes the fluid nature of electron flow in metals. Stanislaw Pytel / Getty Images

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The electron sea model is a model of metallic bonding in which cations are considered to be fixed points within a mobile 'sea' of electrons.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electron-Sea Model Definition." ThoughtCo, Aug. 27, 2020, thoughtco.com/definition-of-electron-sea-model-604449. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2020, August 27). Electron-Sea Model Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electron-sea-model-604449 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electron-Sea Model Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electron-sea-model-604449 (accessed October 26, 2021).