Molecular Exdended Lattice

Crystalline solids composed of individual molecules packed together in a regular repeating fashion. There are no bonds between the molecules, instead they are held to each other by weaker intermolecular forces. An example is the native element sulfur, where S is arranged in puckered rings forming tightly bound S8 units bonded together by van der Waals forces (below).

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