Here’s the information on diamond and graphite
The specification points are:
- 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