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Heat Capacity: Lead vs. Diamond

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:46 pm
by Hao 1I
Why is the heat capacity of lead greater than that of diamond?

Re: Heat Capacity: Lead vs. Diamond

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:23 pm
by Armin Saber 3F
When you say lead I'm assuming you mean Graphite (pencil lead). That being said, I would guess (I stress I'm guessing) that Graphite has a higher heat capacity because it's delocalized bonds in the carbon rings allow it to absorb more heat than Diamond's single bonds.

Re: Heat Capacity: Lead vs. Diamond

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:37 pm
by Aya_Elarid_2H
I agree with Armin I think you might have mistaken lead for graphite. Diamond is known to be one of the best thermal conductors known, it is often a better thermal conductor than many metals including copper and aluminum.