What is the value of the band gap in a good conductor

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sorry i moved it to correct forum i rushed in, in my panic
 
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I can be completely off, but... think: what is a band gap? What is a difference between conductor, semiconductor and isolator?
 
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The difference between conductor, semiconductor and isolator is the size of the gap the smaller the better the conductivity conducters can overlap but unfortunatly i need specific numbers of the energy gap value like Si =1.11eV but i need the value of a good conductor not a semiconductor.
 
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conducters can overlap

If they do, is there a gap at all?
 
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there is no gap but there is still a value it will be a negitive value my lecture wasnt happy with my explaination of there being 0 value he wants specific numbers
 
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I don't know what your instructor is looking for.. good conductors don't have gaps, or anything that resembles a negative gap. Semimetals can be described as having a negative gap, but they aren't usually good conductors.
 
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Ok guys thx for all the rapid response mucha grazsia i will email my teach now and find out what he wants as it has to be handed in on monday (Arrgggh)
I will update this thread with what his replie is for those that are interested.
Thanks all PF members.
 
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It appears that this is a school work and should have been done in the HW/Coursework forum. Furthermore, your question is utterly vague (if you noticed, several posts here were addressing a very confusing part of your question, not addressing the possible answer).

If you are asking something as part of a school work, do that in the HW/Coursework forum. Per the rules of that forum, post the whole, complete question, not just your interpretation of the question.

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