Question #16971

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Oct 7, 2016

Answer:

Elements which exist in different atomic arrangements.

Explanation:

Some elements can have different atomic arrangements, resulting in different properties. Carbon has many different atomic arrangements, or allotropes, two being graphite and diamond. Graphite is arranged in a hexagonal atomic pattern forming sheets which are layered on top of each other, whereas diamond is a repeating tetrahedral shape. Both structures are composed solely of carbon. Oxygen can be in the form of oxygen gas (#O_2#) or ozone (#O_3#).