Which material is structurally distinct: graphite; silicon dioxide; or propane?

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Dec 8, 2015



Graphite is a non-molecular structure, that features #C-C# bond angles of #120""^@#. While there are #120""^@# bonds in acetic acid, there are 2 rather than 3 such bonds. Propane and silicon dioxide are base on tetrahedra. Of course propane is MOLECULAR, whereas the other materials are NON-MOLECULAR.