Boron nitride (BN) exists in two forms. The first is a slippery solid formed from the reaction of BCl 3 with NH 3, followed by heating in an ammonia atmosphere at 750 ˚C. Subjecting the first form of BN to a pressure of 85,000 atm at 1800 ˚C produces a second form that is the second hardest substance known. Both forms of BN remain solids to 3000 ˚C. Suggest structures for the two forms of BN.
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