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Do conductors have bound charges?

You are correct. In a typical conductor, like a metal, the charges are all considered free charges. That includes both the mobile electrons and the immobile lattice protons. The reason is, as you say, ...
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Do conductors have bound charges?

The language at the outset is different from what is used in a chemistry of materials perspective. It also leaves a sense of sloppiness, throwing around terminologies and using somewhat circular ...
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Do conductors have bound charges?

In a metal the free charges counter external macroscopic fields. Therefore there is no polarisation of the bound, inner, electrons. For ultraviolet frequencies and beyond this is no longer true and ...
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