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Explain the following.

Uses of various allotropes of carbon.

Answer :

Uses of various allotropes of carbon:

1. Diamond- It is used in making ornaments, rock drilling and glass cutting, artificial satellites etc.


2. Graphite- It is used in pencils, paints, polish, for making carbon electrodes, lubricants etc.


3. Fullerene- It is used as insulators, used as a catalyst in the water purification.


4. Coal- Coal is used in thermal power plants, used as fuel in factories and industries.


5. Coke- It is used as a reducing agent and a domestic fuel.


Note: Allotropes- Some elements occur in nature in more than one form. This property of elements is called allotropy. The elements which show this property are called allotropes.


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