In silicon dioxide

  • Option 1)

    each silicon atom is surrounded by four oxygen atoms and each oxygen atom is bonded to two silicon atoms

  • Option 2)

    each silicon atom is surrounded by two oxygen atoms and each oxygen atom is bonded to two silicon atoms

  • Option 3)

    silicon atom is bonded to two oxygen atoms

  • Option 4)

    there are double bonds between silicon and oxygen atoms

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in 

Oxide of Silicon -

SiO2 form three dimensional network

- wherein

Due to lack of formation of \pi - bonds with oxygen

 

 Structure of SiO2 form 3-dimensional network.


Option 1)

each silicon atom is surrounded by four oxygen atoms and each oxygen atom is bonded to two silicon atoms

This option is correct.

Option 2)

each silicon atom is surrounded by two oxygen atoms and each oxygen atom is bonded to two silicon atoms

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

silicon atom is bonded to two oxygen atoms

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

there are double bonds between silicon and oxygen atoms

This option is incorrect.

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