Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Question

Which of the following exists as covalent crystals in the solid state?

  • Iodine

  • Silicon

  • Sulphur

  • Phosphorus

Answer

B.

Silicon

D.

Phosphorus

Silicon (Si) – covalent solid
Sulphur (S8) – molecular solid
Phosphorous (P4) – Molecular solid
Iodine (I2) – Molecular solid

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