Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 12 - Solids and Modern Materials - Exercises - Page 522: 12.12c


Ionic solid or covalent network crystal.

Work Step by Step

Ionic solids and covalent network crystals have strong forces holding atoms together and therefore are characterized by a high melting point. Ionic solids and covalent network crystals (though they can sometimes act as semiconductors) are also both characterized by weak electrical conductivity.
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