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I'm familiar with the sea model of metals. What I'm curious about is: exactly how many electrons are lost by the iron, to be absorbed into the sea of electrons? For a general metal, how many electrons are lost to the sea of electrons?

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    $\begingroup$ I'm curious to know whether this aspect of the electron sea model can be quantified, and how well it correlates with the melting and boiling points of the pure substances. $\endgroup$ – Nicolau Saker Neto Apr 20 '15 at 15:57

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