What are three forms of the element carbon?

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Feb 21, 2016


Graphite, diamond, and the fullerenes?


See here for a link to the fullerenes. All of these are carbon allotropes; they consist only of the element carbon but have different connectivities between atoms. Buckminsterfullerene, #C_60#, which I think you can buy relatively cheaply, has the molecular shape of a geodesic sphere.