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Why is Diamond Used for Making Cutting Tools (Like Glass Cutters) but Graphite is Not? - Science

 Why is diamond used for making cutting tools (like glass cutters) but graphite is not?

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Solution

Diamond is the hardest, naturally occuring material known. Owing to its rigid structure, it can be used as glass cutters. Whereas graphite is a layered structure of carbon atoms and is very soft so, it cannot be used for making cutting tools.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 25.2 | Page 221
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