Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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Chapter 12 - Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces - Exercises - Problems: 79

Answer

a. Argon is an atomic solid. b. Water is a molecular solid. c. Potassium oxide is an ionic solid. d. Iron is an atomic solid.

Work Step by Step

Ionic solids: Solids having formula units as composite units. Atomic solids: These solids have atoms as composite units. Molecular solids: These solids have molecules as composite units. a. Argon is an atomic solid. b. Water consists of two different atoms hence it is molecular solid. c. Potassium oxide has two ions, hence it is an ionic solid. d. Iron is atomic solid.
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