What are the similarities between graphite and diamond?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 14th Aug, 2014, 12:50: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Both graphite and diamond are forms of carbon. As such, they are said to be allotropes of carbon.
  • Both occur naturally. Both are mined for industrial purposes, though larger diamonds are sought and used for other things.
  • Both are produced in the earth in geothermal processes.
  • Both can be made artificially.
  • Both are normally solids and highly stable. And they are both difficult to burn, even in an oxygen environment.

Answered by  | 14th Aug, 2014, 02:50: PM