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Question

Describe the structure of graphite with the help of a labelled diagram.

Solution

The structure of graphite consists of layers or sheets of carbon atoms which form flat hexagonal rings. In a graphite layer or sheet, each carbon atom is connected to three other carbon atoms by covalent bonds. Each layer of carbon atoms is at a distance with no covalent bonds existing between them. As the various layers of carbon atoms in a graphite crystal are held by weak Van der Waals forces, the layers can slide over each other smoothly.  
The following diagram represents the structure of a graphite crystal:

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry for Class 10 (2019 Exam) (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Carbon And Its Compounds
Q: 37.2 | Page no. 222
Solution Describe the Structure of Graphite with the Help of a Labelled Diagram. Concept: Bonding in Carbon - Covalent Bond.
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