1.45 explain how the uses of diamond and graphite depend on their structures, limited to graphite as a lubricant and diamond in cutting.

Diamond

  • Cutting tool because of it’s rigid, trigonal structure and tight bonds

Graphite

  • Lubricant, because the graphite in the atoms form layers and layers are able to slide over each other
  • This makes the object slippery, a great lubricant.
This is a paper 2, triple science fact.
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