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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?

Problem

The following diagram represents solid carbon dioxide, also known as dry ice. The figure shows space-filling molecules arranged in a specific order. Each molecule consists of a black sphere connected to two red spheres arranged opposite to each other.

Which of the following diagrams best represents the dry ice after it has sublimed into a gas? There are three pictures. The first picture labeled (a) contains three black spheres and three molecules consisting of two red spheres. The second picture labeled (b) contains three molecules consisting of a black and a red spheres and three molecules consisting of two red spheres. The third picture labeled (c) contains four molecules consisting of a black sphere connected to two red spheres arranged opposite to each other.