Some articles on electrons, bonding electrons:
... block of metal, it encounters atoms that are tightly packed in a regular lattice and a "sea of electrons" moving randomly between the atoms ... In metals, most of these are non-bonding electrons (or free electrons) as opposed to the bonding electrons typically found in covalently bonded or ionically bonded non-metallic (insulating) solids ... In a metallic bond, any potential bonding electrons can easily be lost by the atoms in a crystalline structure ...
... If these conditions are satisfied, as they are in many ionic and covalent compounds, the electrons forming a bond can all be formally assigned to the anion ... flux that links the cation core to its bonding electrons now links the cation core to the anion ... The association of the cation bonding electrons with the anion in the ionic model is purely formal ...
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