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electrons, conductor, applied, lattice, travel through, positive, electric field
A metal consists of a ... of atoms, each with a shell of... . This is also known as a ...
ionic lattice. The outer electrons are free to dissociate from their parent atoms and the
lattice, creating a “sea” of electrons, making the metal a ... . When an electrical potential difference (a voltage) is ... across the metal, the electrons drift from one end of the conductor to the other under the influence of the