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Offline Aman

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More Stable
« on: October 11, 2013, 10:52:42 AM »
Which carbon compound is more stable - Graphite or Diamond ??? Please give reasons.

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Re: More Stable
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 11:02:52 AM »
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Re: More Stable
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 03:33:01 AM »
According to me, Diamond should me more stable. The atoms ate three dimensionally connected. Since they(diamond) are quite hard, the bonds should be quite strong and hence more stable. 

Whereas graphite atoms ate connected in hexagonal layers. There are gays between the layers and it also has free electrons. Hence it should be less stable.

But My Sir in my school me that graphite is more stable. Therefore I was confused .  ??? ??? ???   

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Re: More Stable
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 07:48:23 AM »
Just because the bonds are strong doesn't mean it is stable. Stability is a more complicated thing.
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Re: More Stable
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 11:19:37 AM »
Sir could you please explain then???

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