Allotropes of carbon

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  • Created on: 08-02-14 08:59

1. Say which property of diamond is correct

  • It will only dissolve in polar solvents
  • It will dissolve in all solvents
  • It won't dissolve in any solvent
  • It will only dissolve in non-polar solvents
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2. Why is diamond a good thermal conductor?

  • Vibrations travel easily through the lattice.
  • It has a delocalised electron
  • The stiff lattice

3. Fullerenes...

  • are not soluble in organic solvents
  • form brightly coloured solutions in inorganic solvents
  • are soluble in organic solvents
  • can't conduct electricity

4. What is diamond used for?

  • To make ovens
  • As a dry lubricant
  • In diamond-tipped drills and saws
  • In pencils

5. Why carbon atoms can form this type of structure?

  • Its electrons are in the 2p shell.
  • The electrons get excited when the bond and one of them moves to the 3s shell.
  • They can form 4 strong bonds.
  • It only has 2 shells.


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