- What is a diamond used for?
- What is the atomic composition of diamonds?
- What is the formula of graphite and diamond?
What is a diamond used for?
They are known particularly for their use in jewelry, such as rings or necklaces, because of their durability and their luster. However, most diamonds are used industrially. Because of their hardness, diamonds are extremely useful when used to cut, grind, or drill other materials.
What is the atomic composition of diamonds?
Diamond is composed of the single element carbon, and it is the arrangement of the C atoms in the lattice that give diamond its amazing properties. Compare the structure of diamond and graphite, both composed of just carbon.
What is the formula of graphite and diamond?
In graphite, unlike diamond, each carbon atom is bonded to three other carbon atoms as shown in the figure. The hybridization of carbon is and the geometry is trigonal planar. Graphite is made up of only carbon atoms. Therefore, the chemical formula of graphite is C.