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Explain the Following. Uses of Various Allotropes of Carbon. - Science and Technology

Short Note

Explain the following. 

Uses of various allotropes of carbon. 

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Solution

Allotropes of carbon Uses of allotropes
1. Diamond
  • used in glass cutting and rock drilling machines
  • used in ornaments
  • diamond knives are used in the eye surgery
  • diamond dust is used for polishing other diamonds
  • used to make windows giving protection from radiation in space and in artificial satellites
2. Graphite
  • used for making lubricants
  • used for making carbon electrodes
  • used in pencils for writing
  • used in paints and polish
  • used in arc lamps which give a very bright light
3. Fullerene
  • used as insulators
  • used as a catalyst in water purification
4. Coke
  • used as fuel in factories and homes
  • used to obtain coke, coal gas and coal tar
  • used in thermal power plants for generation of electricity
5. Coal 
  • used as fuel in factories and homes
  • used to obtain coke, coal gas and coal tar
  • used in thermal power plants for generation of electricity
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Balbharati Science and Technology 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 13 Carbon : An important element
Exercise | Q 5.4 | Page 149
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