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Question

Write three differences between graphite and diamond.

Solution

Difference between diamond and graphite.

Diamond

  1. Pure diamond is colourless and transparent.
  2. It is the hardest naturally occurring substance.
  3. It has high density i.e. 3.5 g/cm3
  4. It is bad conduct of electricity.
  5. It bums in air at 900°C to form carbon dioxide.

Graphite

  1. Graphite is greyish black opaque and shiny.
  2. It is soft and greasy to touch.
  3. It has low density i.e. 2.39 g / cm3
  4. It is good conductor of electricity.
  5. It bums in air at 700° C to form carbon dioxide.
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Solution Write Three Differences Between Graphite and Diamond. Concept: Uses of Diamond, Graphite, Coke, Coal, Soot.
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