AQA A Level Chemistry

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1.4.8 Properties of Covalent Substances

Covalent Lattice Structures

Covalent lattices

  • Covalent bonds are bonds between nonmetals in which electrons are shared between the atoms
  • Covalent compounds can be arranged in simple molecular or giant molecular lattices
    • Simple molecular lattices: iodine, buckminsterfullerene (C60) and ice
    • Giant molecular: silicon(IV) oxide, graphite and diamond

States of Matter Simple Molecular Lattice, downloadable AS & A Level Chemistry revision notes

Simple molecular lattices

 

States of Matter Giant Molecular Lattice, downloadable AS & A Level Chemistry revision notes

Giant molecular lattices

Exam Tip

Graphite, diamond and buckminsterfullerene are all allotropes of carbon; they are different structural forms of the same element (which is carbon).

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