Which of the following is considered a nonbonding atomic solid? A. Ca B. Ne C. K D. Cu E. I2

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Aug 16, 2017

Well, you tell us; you gots 3 metals, and one MOLECULAR non-metal, and something else.


I see you figured it out. Calcium, potassium, and copper, are all metallic species, and non-molecular. On the other hand, #I_2#, is a homonuclear diatomic molecule. And this leaves neon as the only candidate. Neon is an inert, ATOMIC gas, at standard pressures and temperatures.