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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Which of the following allotropes of carbon is a network solid?

  1. (a) graphite
  2. (b) diamond
  3. (c) buckyballs (C60)
  4. (d) graphene

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Allotrope of carbon which is not a network solid has to be identified.

Concept introduction:

Allotropy or allotropism:

 In physical state, some of the chemical elements exist in two or more different forms is called allotropy (same element in different structures). Allotropes are different structural modifications of an element.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer:

Among the allotropes of carbon buckyballs is not a network solid, it is a type of fullerene with the formula C60...

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