Problem: Which solid would you expect to have the highest melting point?A. MgS(s) B. H2O(s) C. NaCl(s) D. C(diamond) E. CH3OH(s)

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Recall that the types of solids are:

• Ionic solid: composed of a metal and a nonmetal as ions.

• Molecular solid: composed of covalent bonds.

• Metallic solid: composed of metal and another metal or just a metal by itself.

• Covalent solid: also called a network solid where atoms are bonded by covalent bonds in a single continuous network.


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Which solid would you expect to have the highest melting point?

A. MgS(s) 

B. H2O(s) 

C. NaCl(s) 

D. C(diamond) 

E. CH3OH(s)

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