1. A student has drawn a diagram to show the structure of a metallic solid, but forgotten to label the parts. Which of the following correctly lists those parts?

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2. Explain why magnesium oxide has a higher melting point than sodium chloride.

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3. Suggest why buckminsterfullerene, C₆₀, has a low melting point.

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State whether covalent substances conduct electricity, and explain why

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5. If a substance has a simple molecular structure, what physical state might it be at room temperature?

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6. Why is the melting point of a smaller molecule lower than that of a larger molecule?

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7. Give the definition of a covalent bond

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8. A substance is found not to conduct electricity even when molten. What type of bonding does the substance have?

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9. State a property that makes iron suitable for building

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10. What is an alloy?

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11. Explain the term ionic bond

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12. Describe the structure of metals

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13. Describe the formation of a covalent bond

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14. What is needed to complete this diagram to show the ionic bonding in sodium chloride, NaCl ?

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15. Why do metals have high melting and boiling points?

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16. Do ionic substances conduct electricity?

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17. In the dot and cross diagram of the outer electrons showing the covalent bonding in a molecule of nitrogen (N₂), how many electrons should be shown in areas 1, 2 and 3?

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18. Why do ionic compounds conduct electricity only when molten or in solution?

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19. Alloys contain different sized positive ions. What properties does this give alloys compared to pure metals?

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20. Explain, in terms of its structure, why graphite can conduct electricity.

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