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Solids: Diamond versus Graphite

Posted by Ryan On November - 13 - 2008 1 Comment
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Even though graphite and diamonds are both made of carbon, the properties of these two forms of carbon (these are two allotropes of carbon) are very different. Diamonds are very hard, clear, reflective, and non-conductive. Graphite is soft, black, and conducts electricity. How could this be?

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