Problem: Identify each of the following solids as molecular, ionic, or atomic.A) Pt(s)

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We’re asked to identify each of the following solids as molecular, ionic, or atomic. 


Recall that the types of solids are:

  • Atomic solid only has the same element by itself
  • Ionic solid: composed of a metal (positive) and a nonmeta(negative) as ions.
  • Molecular solid: composed of covalent bonds between nonmetals
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Identify each of the following solids as molecular, ionic, or atomic.

A) Pt(s)

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