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

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

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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 Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 35.3 | Page 222
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