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Essay heading: Account For The Different Physical Properties And Uses Of Diamond, Graphite And The Fullerene You Have Chosen, In Terms Of Bonding.
 
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Therefore, as all of the electrons are held tightly by individual atoms or shared by pairs of atoms and there are no ions in a covalent network solid, diamond is unable to conduct electricity. When looking at the bonding within diamond, it can be seen that diamond has a high melting point and level of hardness, but is unable to dissolve in water and organic solvents or conduct electricity...
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Therefore, as all of the electrons are held tightly by individual atoms or shared by pairs of atoms and there are no ions in a covalent network solid, diamond is unable to conduct electricity. When looking at the bonding within diamond, it can be seen that diamond has a high melting point and level of hardness, but is unable to dissolve in water and organic solvents or conduct electricity...
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