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    Valence and Conduction Bands

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    A material in its normal condition has an effectively full valence band and an empty conduction band. Explain why the material is strongly compressed causing the two bands to overlap and the material changes its behavior to become much like a metal.

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    The valence band is the highest range of electron energies where electrons are normally present at absolute zero. In semiconductors and insulators, ...

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    This solution involves an explanation of how a material can be compression to become like a metal.