What are the similarities between graphite and diamond?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 14th Aug, 2014, 12:50: PM
- 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
- 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?
- Graphite conducts electricity. Explain.
- Which allotrope of carbon has a three-dimensional solid structure?
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