IYPT 2019 Elements 006: Carbon: diamonds, pencils and life

Here’s element number six, carbon, in the series of element graphics I’m producing with the Royal Society of Chemistry for the International Year of the Periodic Table. Elemental carbon has several different forms, known as allotropes. Diamond is one of the best known, and one of the hardest known substances. Graphite, another allotrope of carbon, […]


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