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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097

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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

Besides the central atom, what are the differences between CO2 and SiO2?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The difference between CO2 and SiO2 is to be explained.

Concept introduction: Carbon dioxide (CO2) forms double bond between carbon and oxygen. Hence, it is a non-polar linear molecule.

A covalent bonded network is formed by SiO2 .

To explain: The difference between CO2 and SiO2 .

Explanation

Explanation

Carbon (C) lies in the second period, whereas silicon (Si) lies in the third period. Since, silicon lies in the next period of carbon, hence, it exhibits 3p orbital rather than 2p orbital

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