Chemistry of Carbon Compounds – 5 Differences Between Graphite and Diamonds
Carbon compounds are defined as chemical substances containing one or more carbon atoms.
Carbon can easily form strong covalent bonds with other atoms and give rise to a large number of compounds. Organic carbon compounds are far more numerous than inorganic carbon compounds.
– Both Diamond and Graphite are a crystalline form of carbon.
– Both are composed of pure carbon atoms and they have the same chemical composition. However, they differ a lot in their physical composition.
– On the Moh’s scale, Diamond ranks 10, which makes it the hardest mineral, while graphite remains the softest as compared to diamonds.
Thus, based on the physical properties, they are used for different purposes.
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