Elements and Compounds
Atoms and Atomic Structure

How many total atoms are there in 1 molecule of quartz?

Answer

Wiki User
01/13/2013

Quartz, silica has a formula unit of SiO2. There are three atoms in a formula unit. SiO2 is a giant molecule with silicon atoms linked to four oxygen atoms which each link across to another silicon atom, this is different from CO2 which is molecular gas.