Can sodium chloride be categorised as a giant molecular structure


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I was attempting this question where I had to say which, out of graphite, diamond and sodium chloride represent a giant molecular structure? The answer is only the first two. Why is the latter excluded?
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What kind of bonds keeps atoms together in each crystal?
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covalent in first,ionic in last

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Can sodium chloride be categorised as a giant molecular structure


Stemming from that, a molecule is defined as two or more atoms covalently bonded. By definition, ionic bonds are excluded.


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