# What is the difference between white sand and sugar?

## I know that sugar has noncubic crystals, but what about sand? Doesn't sand have noncubic crystals too? And then what is the difference between white sand and sugar?

And of course, sand and sugar differ (markedly) with respect to composition. Sand is $S i {O}_{2}$, whereas sugar has a formula of ${C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6}$. These are thus different substances, the which we would expect to have different physical and chemical properties. And indeed they do.