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CBSE - XII Science - Chemistry - The Solid State

is diamond anisitropic? i am getting confused ,it's constituting particles are carbon atoms so it can't show anisotropy but on other hand it is crystalline so it must be anisotropic? help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by upmaniousagarika 3rd May 2016, 8:39 PM
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Diamond is crystalline in nature.    
Hence, the structure of the diamond is not uniform in all direction.
It has different and inconsistent chemical bonding. 
The properties of a material vary with different directions i.e. they are dependent on direction.
This type of behaviour is called anisotropy.
Anisotropy affect the polarization direction of the light. 
Answered by Expert 5th May 2016, 11:10 AM

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