High Pressure Solid State Structures of Simple Molecules

 

In this brief report I speculate on the transformation of several common molecular compounds into nonmolecular solids with extended atomic lattices , under high pressures and possibly with the aid of catalysts :

* chromium trioxide : from linear polymer chains into the rhenium(VI) oxide lattice ;

* sulfur trioxide : from helical polymer chains into the ReO3 lattice ;

* carbon dioxide : from dry ice into a linear polymer or the silica structure ;

* carbon monoxide : from the gas to a graphite sheet-like structure :

poly(carbon monoxide) , (CO)x : black spheres , carbon atoms ; red spheres , oxygen atoms .

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