Graphite conducts electricity. Explain.
Asked by Topperlearning User | 14th Aug, 2014, 11:46: AM
- Graphite has delocalised Π electrons which are relatively free to move under the influence of electric field.Therefore graphite is a good conductor of electricity.
- However in diamond all the valence electrons are involved in forming carbon-carbon bonds and does not have free electrons and therefore it is a bad conductor of electricity.
Answered by | 14th Aug, 2014, 01:46: PM
- What is an allotrope?
- What are allotropes of carbon?
- Draw the structure of diamond.
- What are fullerenes? Explain the structure of C60 molecule.
- Which is the most stable allotrope of carbon?
- Why graphite is soft but diamond is hard in nature?
- What makes diamond an excellent abrasive?
- Which allotrope of carbon has a three-dimensional solid structure?
- What are the similarities between graphite and diamond?
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