Advertisement Remove all ads

Explain the Difference : Diamond and Graphite - Science and Technology

Distinguish Between

Explain the difference : 

Diamond and graphite

Advertisement Remove all ads

Solution

Parameter
Diamond
Graphite
Structure Eight sides forming double pyramids. Each carbon atom is held firmly in place by four bonds of neighbouring carbon atoms. Carbon atoms are arranged in flat planes of hexagonal rings, stacked on top of each other.
Nature Colourless and the hardest substance known Soft, greyish and slippery to touch
Refractive index 2.5 Opaque
Specific gravity 3.52 2.53
Conductivity Bad conductor of electricity Good conductor of heat and electricity
Chemical activity Chemically inert under ordinary conditions as there are no free electrons available Slightly more reactive than diamond
  Is there an error in this question or solution?
Advertisement Remove all ads

APPEARS IN

Balbharati Science and Technology 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 13 Carbon : An important element
Exercise | Q 3.1 | Page 149
Advertisement Remove all ads
Advertisement Remove all ads
Share
Notifications

View all notifications


      Forgot password?
View in app×