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Structure and general properties of nonmetals
« on: March 16, 2022, 04:45:11 AM »
Carbon forms a number of allotropes, two of which are graphite and diamond. Silicon has a diamond structure. Why is there no allotrope of silicon with a graphite structure?
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Re: Structure and general properties of nonmetals
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2022, 09:38:32 AM »
Well, first: you're incorrect - there is a graphene analog for silicon, although the two have important electronic and structural differences. Did you read my answer to you in your other recent thread, about phosphorous vs nitrogen? Similar logic applies here.
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