What kind of geometry does #SiO_2# have?

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Aug 12, 2016

Answer:

The #"Si"# atom in #"SiO"_2# has tetrahedral geometry.

Explanation:

#"SiO"_2# is a network solid in which every #"Si"# atom (black) is attached to four oxygen atoms (red):

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With a steric number of 4, the #"Si"# atom has a tetrahedral geometry.