Is buckminsterfullerene a simple molecular substance or a giant covalent substance? Watch
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'Giant', when referring to molecular doesn't mean 'rather a lot' it means effectively infinite i.e. as `many particles as there are available. 60 atoms is a tiny quantity and there are many simple molecules with this number - just think of the proteins.
The proof lies in the properties of fullerenes. They tend to boil at relatively low (considering the RMM) temperatures. C60 sublimes at 800K,
They are soluble in simple organic solvents such as benzene, methyl benzene, carbon disulphide and chloroform.
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