What do diamond and graphite have in common?

2 years ago


1 Reply




Donnie Hayes

1 Answer

Tara S Profile Picture
Tara S Verified Sherpa Tutor ✓

An experienced and enthusiastic tutor with a PhD in Molecular Biology

1 reviews

Both diamond and graphite are allotropes of carbon - this means they are both made purely of carbon but have different physical properties at the same temperature. Diamond is an extremely hard substance that is often used in drill tips where is graphite comprises of layers that easily slide over each other making a perfect lubricant. Graphite is also unique in that it is able to conduct electricity, unlike other non-metals.

I'm available for 1:1 private online tuition!

Click here to view my profile and arrange a free introduction.

Think you can help?

More Chemistry GCSE Questions
Sherpa Badge

Need a GCSE Chemistry tutor?

Get started with a free online introductions with an experienced and qualified online tutor on Sherpa.

Find a GCSE Chemistry Tutor