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    4.2.10 Describe the structure of and bonding in silicon and silicon oxide IB Chemistry

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    Both are macromolecules (giant covalent structures) with many strong valence bonds. Si has the same agreement of atoms arsenic diamond, and Si dioxide (sand) is the same as silicon - just popular an O atom betwixt all silicon pair. Since location ar no delocalised electrons, both chemicals are electrical insulators. (HL only : all atoms are sp3 hybridised)