Diamond and graphite

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The specification points are:

3.2.4 Macromolecules

  • Describe the giant covalent structures of graphite and diamond
  • Relate their structures to their uses, e.g. graphite as a lubricant and a conductor, and diamond in cutting tools.
  • Describe the macromolecular structure of silicon(IV) oxide (silicon dioxide)
  • Describe the similarity in properties between diamond and silicon(IV) oxide, related to their structures.

Rough ideas of what you need to do to achieve:

  • C Grade:
    Identify some uses of diamond and graphite
  • B Grade:
    Identify properties of diamond and graphite
  • A & A* Grade
    Link the structure to explain properties and link properties to why they have specific uses