Change from Graphite to Diamond

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Change from Graphite to Diamond

Postby Isa AbdulCader 3K » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:27 pm

Why is it that graphite forming into diamond is an exothermic process? Are diamonds less stable than graphite despite being so structured? Thanks

Jason118
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Re: Change from Graphite to Diamond

Postby Jason118 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:47 pm

Graphite forming into diamond is an exothermic process because more bonds are being formed. At standard conditions (25C and 1 atm), graphite is more stable, but at high temperatures and pressures, diamond is more stable.

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Re: Change from Graphite to Diamond

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:56 pm

The above discussion is correct. Well done!


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