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Why is Graphite Used for Making Dry Cell Electrodes but Diamond is Not? - Science

Why is graphite used for making dry cell electrodes but diamond is not?

 
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Solution

Graphite is a good conductor of electricity. Therefore, it is used for making dry cell electrodes. Whereas, diamond does not conduct electricity, as it has no free electrons and all its valence electrons go into the formation of strong covalent bonds.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 25.3 | Page 221
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