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Explain the difference in properties of diamond and graphite on the basis of their structures.

11.12    Explain the difference in properties of diamond and graphite on the basis of their structures.

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The difference in the properties of carbon and graphite-

Diamond Graphite
It has a crystalline structure Layered structure
Each carbon atom is sp^3 hybridised Carbon has sp^2 hybridisation
Made up of tetrahedral units Planner in geometry
  • Act as an electrical insulator.
  • C-C bond length is 154 pm
  •  Good conductor of electricity
  • C-C bond length is 141.5 pm


 

 

 

 

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