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Question

Write two points of difference in the structures of diamond and graphite.

Solution

Sl.No Structure of Diamond Structure of Graphite
1. Each carbon atom is joined to four other carbon atoms by strong covalent bonds to form a regular tetrahedron. Each carbon atom is joined to three other carbon atoms by strong covalent bonds to form flat hexagonal rings.
2. Compact and rigid structure (hard)

 Layered structure (soft)

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry for Class 10 (2019 Exam) (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Carbon And Its Compounds
Q: 35.1 | Page no. 222
Solution Write Two Points of Difference in the Structures of Diamond and Graphite. Concept: Bonding in Carbon - Covalent Bond.
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