Question #cd915

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Apr 3, 2016

Answer:

In a network solid, atoms are linked throughout the volume of the solid by (predominantly) covalent rather than ionic bonds.

Explanation:

Quartz (the most common mineral form of silica) and diamond are classic examples of network solids. It is also possible for the same material to be both a network solid and an ionic compound; in zeolites the anions are linked covalently to form a network while the cations are discrete atomic ions like #Na^+#.