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$$CO_2$$ is gas, while $$SiO_2$$ is solid because :


A
CO2 is a linear molecule, while SiO2 is angular.
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B
van der Waals' forces are very strong in SiO2.
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C
CO2 is covalent, while SiO2 is ionic.
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D
Si cannot form stable bonds with O, hence Si has to form a 3D lattice.
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Solution

The correct option is C $$Si$$ cannot form stable bonds with $$O$$, hence $$Si$$ has to form a $$3D$$ lattice.
$$SiO_2$$ is solid because $$Si$$ cannot form stable bonds with $$O$$, hence $$Si$$ has to form a $$3D$$ lattice of $$SiO_2$$ molecules and form solid structure.

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