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diamond is covalent,yet it has high melting point.why?

Asked by ruchira121996 26th March 2013, 7:34 PM
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It has a 3-D interconnected tetrahedral structure due to which it has high MP and BP moreovre, it has all the four valence electron bonded as a sigma bond unlike graphite which has only three and fullerene which has a fourth bond as weak pi bond which gives it extra strenght.
Answered by Expert 27th March 2013, 6:33 AM
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