13. Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Atomic, Ionic, and Molecular Solids
One form of SiO2 known as α-quartz is a covalent network solid with a trigonal crystal system. Each Si atom is bonded to four O atoms and each O is bonded to two Si atoms, forming a corner-sharing SiO4 tetrahedron. Draw a partial structure of SiO2.