Allotropes of Carbon

A mindmap showing the main facts about the three allotropes of carbon: diamond, graphite and fullerenes

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  • Allotropes of Carbon
    • Diamond
      • Hard
        • Cutting Tools
      • Clear
      • High Melting Point
        • Cutting Tools
        • Strong Structure
      • Lustrous
        • Jewellery
      • Doesn't conduct electricity
        • No  Free Electrons
      • Giant Molecular Structure
        • 4 Covalent Bonds
    • Graphite
      • Black and Opaque
      • High Melting Point
        • Giant Structure
      • Slippery
        • Pencils
      • Lustrous
      • Electric Conductor
        • delocalised Electrons
      • Giant Molecular Structure
        • 3 Covalent Bonds
        • Layers
    • Fullerenes
      • Hollow Sphere
      • 60 Carbon Atoms
      • Nanotubes
        • Semi-Conductors
        • Tennis Rackets
        • Transporting Drugs
        • Massive Surface Area
          • Catalysts
      • Balls, Cages or Tubes
      • High Melting Point

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