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(B) Explain Why, Graphite Can Be Used as a Lubricant but Diamond Cannot. - Science

Question

Explain why, graphite can be used as a lubricant but diamond cannot.

Solution

Because of its softness and non-volatile nature, graphite is used as a lubricant in the fast moving parts of a machinery. It is used for lubricating the parts of machinery which operate at high temperatures. Diamond, on the other hand, is an extremely hard substance; therefore, it cannot be used as a lubricant.

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry Class 10 (2018 (Latest))
Chapter 4: Carbon And Its Compounds
| 35.2 | Page no. 222
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(B) Explain Why, Graphite Can Be Used as a Lubricant but Diamond Cannot. Concept: Bonding in Carbon - Covalent Bond.
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