LuLu asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

What type of crystalline solid is formed by copper?

A. atomic solid

B. molecular solid

C. ionic solid

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  • Som™
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    1 decade ago
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    A. atomic solid

    Since Cu is a metallic element ,ionic solid is ruled out(formed by ionic compounds only).

    Cu molecule consists of a single atom.Infinite metal metal bond are formed. So option B is ruled out.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A. Atomic solid

    It can either be cubic close packed (also called face centered cubic) or hexagonal close packed.

    Source(s): R. T. Sanderson, "Chemical Periodicity," Reinhold (New York 1960), page 74.
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