Structure of graphite
i. In graphite, every carbon atom is bonded to three other carbon atoms by covalent bonds.
ii. A graphite crystal is hexagonal.
iii. The regular arrangement of atoms in graphite is in hexagonal layers.
Property – A good lubricant
iv. The layers are loosely bounded with each other.
v. As there is a weak force of attraction present between them, hence the layers slide with each other.
vi. This makes the graphite slippery and thus it used as a lubricant.
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