Type of crystalline solid

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Is Xe a molecular, metallic, ionic, or network covalent solid?

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Xe is not molecular (single atom)
Xe is not metallic or ionic.
Xe is not not network covalent (xenon atoms have a stable electron configuration and don't form covalent bonds with each other)

Is it a crystalline solid?
 

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It is crystalline. If you consider an atom as a special case of a molecule, I would classify it as a molecular solid or rather speak of an atomic solid.
 
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