Atomic Solid Definition

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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.

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