What is an allotrope?

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Please help :-((

Posted Fri 3rd June, 2011 @ 16:50 by mariah

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Different forms of an element e.g. diamond, graphite and buckministerfullerene are all allotropes of carbon. Enjoy! :)

Answered Fri 3rd June, 2011 @ 17:11 by M
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An allotrope is different forms of an element like diamond, graphite, buckminster fullerene, graphene are examples of allotropes for carbon (completely made of carbon but form different physical and structural shapes)

Answered Fri 9th December, 2011 @ 22:42 by Braniac
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Different arrangements of the same element.

Answered Wed 14th December, 2011 @ 12:47 by Sam.t