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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: The following diagram represents solid carbon dioxide, also known as dry ice. Which of the following diagrams best represents the dry ice after it has sublimed into a gas?

Solution: The following diagram represents solid carbon dioxide, also known as dry ice. Which of the following diagrams best represents the dry ice after it has sublimed into a gas?

Problem

The following diagram represents solid carbon dioxide, also known as dry ice. A sample of solid carbon dioxide. Each molecule consists of a central black sphere (carbon atom) combined with two red spheres (oxygen atoms). The molecules are closely packed in a rigid, ordered structure.

Which of the following diagrams best represents the dry ice after it has sublimed into a gas? Three scenes, a, b, and c. Scene a depicts three black spheres and three molecules of two red spheres combined with the molecules spaced relatively far apart. Scene b depicts three molecules of two red spheres combined and three molecules of a black and red sphere combined with the molecules spaced relatively far apart. Scene c depicts four molecules consisting of a black sphere combined with two red spheres with the molecules spaced relatively far apart.