Solid molecules simply vibrate and rotate in place rather than move about.
Properties of Solids . As you should remember from the kinetic molecular theory, the molecules in solids are not moving in the same manner as those in liquids or gases. • Relate the physical properties of non-molecular solids to the forces holding them together. Metallic solids have unusual properties: in addition to having high thermal and electrical conductivity and being malleable and ductile, they exhibit luster, a shiny surface that reflects light. An alloy is a mixture of metals that has bulk metallic properties different from those of … 9.2 Network Covalent, Ionic, and Metallic Solids YOU ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABLE TO: • Classify non-molecular solids as either network covalent solids, ionic solids, or metallic solids.