Give the differences in structures of the following pair of compounds CO2 and SiO2.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 31st May, 2016, 01:14: PM

Expert Answer:

CO2 is linear molecule and exists as monomer. It is gas while SiO2 is solid at room temperature due to three dimensional networks in which each Si atom is covalently bonded to four oxygen atoms tetrahedrally. In CO2, 'C' is sp hybridized while in SiO2, 'Si' is sp3 hybridised.

Answered by  | 31st May, 2016, 03:14: PM