what are allotropes?

Asked by manitej k | 21st Oct, 2013, 08:53: PM

Expert Answer:

Allotropy or allotropism is the property of some  chemical elements to exist in two or more different forms, known as allotropes of these elements.

Some allotropes of carbon are:

  • Diamond
  • Graphite
  • C60 (Buckminsterfullerene or bucky ball)
  • Amorphous  carbon                                 

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 22nd Oct, 2013, 09:05: AM

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