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  • Carbon's atomic number is 6, which means it has 6 protons.

  • It's what's known as a polymorph,

  • meaning it can exist in more than one form, or crystal structure.

  • Each form is called an allotrope.

  • The best example for Carbon

  • is graphite

  • and diamond.

  • Allotropes occur when the atoms bond together in different ways.

  • Watch to see the difference between

  • a graphite and diamond structure.

  • The bond for graphite atoms are weak

  • making it easy to break.

  • But diamonds are bonded together strongly.

Carbon's atomic number is 6, which means it has 6 protons.

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Allotropes of Carbon

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    許藝菊 posted on 2015/09/18
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