Problem: Which of the following is NOT a network solid and WHY?a. Elemental silicon, Si(s)b. Diamond, C(s)c. Buckminster fullerene, C60(s)d. Silicon Dioxide, SiO2(s)e. Graphite

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Types of solids are:

Ionic solid: composed of a metal and a nonmetal as ions.

Molecular solid: composed of covalent bonds.

Metallic solid: composed of metal and another metal or just a metal by itself.

Covalent solid: also called a network solid where atoms are bonded by covalent bonds in a single continuous network.


a. Elemental silicon, Si(s)

• silicon atoms are connected are bonded by covalent bonds in a single continuous network 


b. Diamond, C(s)

• carbon atoms are connected are bonded by covalent bonds in a single continuous network 


c. Buckminster fullerene, C60(s)

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Which of the following is NOT a network solid and WHY?

a. Elemental silicon, Si(s)

b. Diamond, C(s)

c. Buckminster fullerene, C60(s)

d. Silicon Dioxide, SiO2(s)

e. Graphite

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