Answer to Question #171047 in General Chemistry for Gabrielle

Question #171047

State the name of another form of carbon that can conduct electricity and explain why it is able to conduct electricity.


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2021-03-12T05:59:38-0500

Graphite

Graphite has delocalised electrons, just like metals. These electrons are free to move between the layers in graphite, so graphite can conduct electricity. This makes graphite useful for electrodes in batteries and for electrolysis. The forces between the layers in graphite are weak.


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