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Explain why, diamond can be used in rock drilling equipment but graphite cannot.

Solution

As diamond is extremely hard, it can be used to cut and grind other hard materials or metals. Hence, it is used in rock-drilling equipment to drill holes in the rocky layers of the Earth. Graphite being soft cannot be used to cut or grind.

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry for Class 10 (2019 Exam) (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Carbon And Its Compounds
Q: 35.3 | Page no. 222
Solution Explain why, diamond can be used in rock drilling equipment but graphite cannot. Concept: Bonding in Carbon - Covalent Bond.
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