Science, Tech, Math › Science Atomic Solid Definition Share Flipboard Email Print Dimitri Otis / Getty Images Science Chemistry Chemical Laws Basics Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated May 25, 2018 The definition of an atomic solid is one in which atoms of an element are bonded to other atoms of the same atom type. Examples Examples of atomic solids include pure metals, silicon crystals, and diamond. Atomic solids in which the atoms are covalently bonded to each other are network solids.