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Jul 27, 2017

I wouldn't expect one.


Diamond is simply an allotrope of carbon, and contains nothing but carbon. Carbon in elemental form does not react with lead, so I would expect no reaction between lead and diamond.

If there was a reaction, we might expect to form "Lead carbide", but actually lead is unreactive in that sense, and is one of the few metals that doesn't form carbides.