Structure and bonding
What is here?
The four models here are chosen because:
- sodium chloride has a giant lattice structure with ionic bonding between oppositely charged ions
- iodine exists as simple molecules with weak van der Waals’ forces between the molecules
- graphite and diamond have a giant structure with covalent bonding.
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