What type of lattice structure would be seen in solid #SiO_# and in #SiCl_4# and explain the difference in melting points in terms of bonding and structure?
Well, silicon dioxide is non-molecular......
........whereas silicon tetrachloride is molecular. And this criterion of molecularity strongly differentiates boiling point and melting point.
On the other hand, silicon dioxide is NON-MOLECULAR with an infinite array of