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Diamond is a bad conductor of electricity because its bonding electrons are used...


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Diamond is a bad conductor of electricity because its bonding electrons are used in

Options

A) crystal lattice formation

B) covalent bond formation

C) metallic bond formation

D) coordinate bond formation


The correct answer is B.

Explanation:

Diamond is a covalent macromolecule, and typical of a covalent substance is an insulator. All valence electrons are localized in well-defined covalent bonds and hence are not free to move through the structure


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  • Diamond is a covalent macromolecule, and typical of a covalent substance is an insulator. All valence electrons are localized in well-defined covalent bonds and hence are not free to move through the structure

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