What are the allotropes of carbon ?

1 Answer
Oct 15, 2016

#"Carbon graphite, diamond, and the fullerenes."#


Allotropy is the property of a chemical elements to exist in two or more different forms. Carbon presents some rich examples of allotropy. Depending whether you are at A-level or not, check here or here for details.

Actually, you should check the second site out for the pretty pictures. If you want to vizualize #"buckminsterfullerene"#, which is truly a beautiful structure, think of a football (or a soccer ball if you are a septic).