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Answer the Following Question Why is Graphite a Good Conductor of Electricity but Not Diamond? - Chemistry

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Answer the following question

Why is graphite a good conductor of electricity but not diamond?

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Solution

In a graphite molecule, one valence electron of each carbon atom remains free, Thus making graphite a good conductor of electricity. Whereas in diamond, they have no free mobile electron. Thats why diamond are bad conductor electricity.

Concept: Uses of Diamond, Graphite, Coke, Coal, Soot
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Selina Concise Chemistry Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 9 Carbon and Its Compounds
Exercise I | Q 7.1 | Page 130
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