Wednesday, 24 April 2013

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

In Graphite the atoms from layers, these layers can slide over each other, this makes it very slippery and so can be used as a lubricant.

Diamond is extremely hard because it has a many bonds in it, this means it is great for cutting as it can cut anything.