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The “Chemistry in Focus" segment Diamonds in the Ruff? discusses using the ashes of pets to produce diamonds. A diamond is an atomic solid. Why? Why are diamonds also referred to as network solids?

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Interpretation:

The reason why the diamond is an atomic solid should be explained.

The reason why the diamond is also known as network solid should be explained.

Concept Introduction:

In diamond each carbon are tetrahedrally attached with another four carbons.

Explanation

In diamond there is no free electrons as a result it is not conductive in nature. Each carbon atoms are tetrahedrally bound to another four carbon atoms. As there is no discrete molecules but three dimensional ...

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