Are covalent crystals equivalent to a network covalent solid?
The short answer is
The distinction between molecular and non-molecular substances pervades much of introductory chemistry, and the distinction helps us to understand material properties.
Network covalent solids such as diamond, or silicon dioxide, are definitely non-molecular. They consist of an infinite array of
On the other hand, many organic substances crystallize from a suitable solvent to give low melting point (i.e.
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