1.44 draw diagrams representing the positions of the atoms in diamond and graphite

Diamond

  • Allotrope of carbon
  • Electric configuration: 2.4
  • Melting point: 355°c
  • Diamonds have no free electrons to carry electrical current

Graphite

  • Allotrope of carbon
  • Melting point: 3457°c
  • The only non metal that conducts electricity
  • The layers allow the electrons to slip easily across each other, the electrons are free to conduct electricity

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This is a paper 2, triple science fact.
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