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Structure and bonding

What is here?

The four models here are chosen because:

  • sodium chloride has a giant lattice structure with ionic bonding
  • 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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chemdoodle.png ball and stick model
line model
space-filling model
perspective view

sodium chloride, NaCl

iodine, I2