Graphite conducts electricity. Explain.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 14th Aug, 2014, 11:46: AM

Expert Answer:

  • 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