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    Looked through the specification and this is something we need to know for AQA GCSE

    Can someone tell me how silicon dioxide is bonded thorough a dot and cross diagram?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by littleheron)
    Looked through the specification and this is something we need to know for AQA GCSE

    Can someone tell me how silicon dioxide is bonded thorough a dot and cross diagram?

    Thanks!
    The formula is: SiO2 and I think the dot and cross diagram for it would be:

    Sorry for my rubbish drawing (crosses are from silicon and dots are from oxygen)
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    (Original post by spnlove)
    The formula is: SiO2 and I think the dot and cross diagram for it would be:

    Sorry for my rubbish drawing (crosses are from silicon and dots are from oxygen)
    Nooooooooooooooo!

    It's a giant structure with each silicon atom bonded tetrahedrally to four oxygen atoms and each oxygen atom bonded to two silicon atoms ...

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    Nooooooooooooooo!

    It's a giant structure with each silicon atom bonded tetrahedrally to four oxygen atoms and each oxygen atom bonded to two silicon atoms ...

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    ahhh okay! Thankyou very much!
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    It's a giant covalent lattice.
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    (Original post by charco)
    Nooooooooooooooo!

    It's a giant structure with each silicon atom bonded tetrahedrally to four oxygen atoms and each oxygen atom bonded to two silicon atoms ...

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    Thank you very much!
 
 
 
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