What are diamond and graphite?

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May 23, 2018

Answer:

These are #"allotropes of carbon..."#

Explanation:

These are both carbon allotropes...of remarkably different appearance. Graphite is non-molecular in two dimensions...

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The graphite layers can move with respect to each other, and thus graphite can act as a LUBRICANT....

...whereas diamond is non-molecular in THREE dimensions.

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The strength of the carbon-carbon bonds in diamond makes diamond-tipped cutting tools very effective....