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Properties of giant covalent structures

Substances with giant covalent structures are insoluble

Diamond does not react with or dissolve in water.

Diamonds do not react with water meaning it does not dissolve

Put a diamond in a glass of water and there will be no reaction.


Giant covalent structures have very high melting points

Diamonds have very high melting points.

Diamonds cannot be melted with Bunsen burner, it takes immense pressure to melt it

If you use a Bunsen burner to heat a diamond it will have no effect.


Giant covalent structures don’t conduct electricity

Substances with giant covalent structures don’t usually conduct electricity (graphite is the exception).

Diamonds can not conduct electricity

Diamonds don’t conduct electricity.

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