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Solid A is a very hard electrical insulator in solid as well as in molten state and melts at extremely high temperature. What type of solid is it?

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The solids which are very hard have their atoms bind to each other by covalent bond forces which are very strong, as a result they have high melting & boiling points & do not conduct heat are called as covalent crystals(crystalline solids). Hence, solid A shows the properties of an covalent crystalline solids.

For example  diamond (C), quartz (SiO2), &  silicon carbide SiC)

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