Atomic Solid Definition

Definition: An atomic solid is one in which atoms of an element are bonded to other atoms of the same atom type.

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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.

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