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What does a giant covalent structure consist of?

Very many non-metal atoms joined together

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What are the non-metal atoms in a giant covalent structure joined together by?

Covalent bonds

3

How are the non-metal atoms in a giant covalent structure arranged?

As a repeating regular pattern

4

What is the pattern of the non-metal atoms’ arrangement in a giant covalent structure called?

Giant covalent lattice

5

How do you write the chemical formulae of giant molecules?

Since there are very many atoms, you use the empirical formula

6

Why is diamond a giant covalent structure?

It contains carbon which joins other carbon atoms using covalent bonds

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What is a good model to use to show giant covalent lattices?

A ball-and-stick diagram