What makes diamond an excellent abrasive?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 31st May, 2016, 01:33: PM
- Diamond has a solid three dimensional structure.
- Each carbon atom is present at the same distance to each of its neighboring carbon atoms.
- In this rigid network atoms cannot move. This makes diamond hard.
- Eventually, diamond is the hardest known natural mineral. Due to its hardness, it is used for rock drilling and for making abrasives for sharpening hard tools.
Answered by | 31st May, 2016, 03:33: 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?
- Graphite conducts electricity. Explain.
- Which allotrope of carbon has a three-dimensional solid structure?
- What are the similarities between graphite and diamond?
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