Give an example of covalent solid

Silicon carbide is an example of a covalent solid. Covalent solid is a classification of crystalline solid.

Definition

A wide range of crystalline solids of non-metal form covalent bond between adjacent atoms throughout the crystal and form a giant molecule or large molecules.

  • These solids are hard like diamond and soft like graphite which are isotopes of carbon.
  • They are insulators as in the case of a diamond but in the case of graphite due to free electrons, they conduct electricity and act as a conductor.

Examples

Carbon tetrachloride, dry ice etc.

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