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What is a covalent bond?
A shared pair of electrons between two non-metals.
What is diamond an allotrope of?
What makes up diamonds?
A giant covalent structure which is made up of carbon atoms each of which form four covalent bonds with four other carbon atoms.
What is an electrostatic force?
The strong forces of attraction between oppositely charged ions.
What is an ION?
An atom or molecule with an electric charge due to the loss or gain of electrons.
What is an Ionic bond?
A metal atom loses electron(s) to form a positively charged ion and a non-metal gains these electron(s) to form a negatively charged ion
What is an Ionic compound?
Chemical compound formed of ions, held together by strong electrostatic forces
What are intermolecular forces?
The forces which exist between molecules
What is a regular lattice structure?
A repeating regular arrangement of atoms/ions/molecules
What is a metallic bond?
The bonds present in metals between the positive metal ions and negatively charged electrons
What is nanoscience?
Nanoscience refers to structures that are 1–100 nm in size
What is a conductor?
A material which contains charged particles which are free to move to carry electrical or thermal energy.
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