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    Why would the structure of CO2 be simple molecular lattice but for SO2, it would be giant covalent lattice? I thought if you have carbon/ Si in the molecule, the structure would always be giant covalent lattice.

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    Why would the structure of CO2 be simple molecular lattice but for SO2, it would be giant covalent lattice? I thought if you have carbon/ Si in the molecule, the structure would always be giant covalent lattice.

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    SO2 or SiO2?
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    SO2 or SiO2?
    Structure of silicon dioxide
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    Structure of silicon dioxide
    Both elements can form simple molecules and giant structures. Most compounds are simple.

    You just have to learn the few giant structures that are appropriate for your course.

    CO2 is simple molecular
    SiO2 is giant molecular
 
 
 
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