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Solubilty is due to a mechanism of solvation which "overcomes" the intermolecular or interionic attractions. Large covalent means tha the solid is held together by strong covalent bonds and that there are no small molecules where the solid form is held together by either disperiosn forces, dipole-diple , or hydrogen bonds.

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Q: Why are covalent networks insoluble in all common solvents?
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