Lakhmir Singh Solutions Class 10 Chemistry Solutions for Exercise in Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 Carbon and its Compounds

Question 16 Exercise

(a) How can diamonds be made artificially? How do synthetic diamonds differ from natural ones?

(b) Give any two differences between the properties of diamond and graphite. What causes these differences?


(a) By subjecting the pure carbon to very high pressure and temperature diamonds can be made artificially.

(b)(i) Diamond is hard in nature whereas graphite is soft.

(ii) Diamond can not conduct electricity whereas graphite can. Diamond is a poor conductor of electricity.

(iii) The arrangement of carbon atoms in these two are different, hence causes for the difference in properties.

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