difference btwn macromolecular and giant covalent

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whats the difference?

also am i correct to say that a giant covalent structure cant be a molecule as a molecule is a group of atoms bonded together, representing the smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound that can take part in a chemical reaction.

also am i correct to say that both macromolecular and giant covalent both have to be covalently bonded, and each atom has multiple covalent bonds?

im just getting really confused btwn the two
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They are the same thing, but neither is a molecule as you can't know the molecular formula of a giant...
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They are the same thing, but neither is a molecule as you can't know the molecular formula of a giant...
ahh ok thanks
so do they both HAVE to have covalent boning to be a macrocellular/giant covalent structure? like is that the definition of it?
cuz google just says that its a very large molecule
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ahh ok thanks
so do they both HAVE to have covalent boning to be a macrocellular/giant covalent structure? like is that the definition of it?
cuz google just says that its a very large molecule
I'm not sure about covalent boning (sounds slightly dodgy), but it all depends on your definition of "very large".

Macromolecular structures are just that: "macro" = very large, molecular = err, molecule.

But of course "very large" in chemical particle numbers is somewhat bigger than "very large" in terms of everyday objects.

Remember that 12.01g of diamond contains 6.02 x 1023 carbon atoms all bonded together covalently into a giant lattice, with each carbon atom held in place by bonds to four others.
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I'm not sure about covalent boning (sounds slightly dodgy), but it all depends on your definition of "very large".

Macromolecular structures are just that: "macro" = very large, molecular = err, molecule.

But of course "very large" in chemical particle numbers is somewhat bigger than "very large" in terms of everyday objects.

Remember that 12.01g of diamond contains 6.02 x 1023 carbon atoms all bonded together covalently into a giant lattice, with each carbon atom held in place by bonds to four others.
ahh ok tyyy
so is a giant covalent structure just an example of a macromolecular structure?
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ahh ok tyyy
so is a giant covalent structure just an example of a macromolecular structure?
They are one and the same
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They are one and the same
S/he obviously didn't believe me
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S/he obviously didn't believe me
Nooo I did!! I just got confused again aha Thanks for u help 😊😊
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They are one and the same
Thanks!!😊
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