Does a metal with a strong positive charge decrease its strength? According to the mainstream theory of metal bonds, free electrons form a link between lattices. If this is the case, the removal of free electrons reduces the strength of the metal. Has anyone done this kind of experiment yet?
This is an experiment to test whether a metal bond consists of free electrons. Make metal into fine wire, the thinner the better. A strong electrostatic field is added to remove the free electrons from the wire(some portion, if not all). If the mainstream theory is correct, the wire will break or its strength will be greatly reduced, because the number of free electrons in the wire decrease.