MadSci Network: Chemistry

Subject: How do covalent network solids end?

Date: Tue Jan 16 17:09:41 2001
Posted by Matt
Grade level: teacher/prof School: St. Ann's School
City: Brooklyn State/Province: NY Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 979682981.Ch

Take a piece of diamond, for example - carbons bonded to carbons bonded to 
carbons. How does it end? How do the carbons on the outer face of the 
diamond form the 4 bonds that they "want" to form? Is the outer layer some 
form of carbon-oxide? And graphite? And glass? 

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