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1)Why does diamond react with Fluorine at 700 celcius and not with any other elements? 2)When heated to 900 centigrade in presence of air, does Diamond lose metallic character and become Carbon dioxide gas?

1)Why does diamond react with Fluorine at 700 celcius and not with any other elements?

2)When heated to 900 centigrade in presence of air, does Diamond lose metallic character and become Carbon dioxide gas?

Grade:12

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ruchi yadav
askIITians Faculty 27 Points
8 years ago
Diamond is one of the hardest substances known and is formed under extremely high pressure from other carbon forms. Naturally occurring diamonds are used for jewelry while synthetic diamonds are used for abrasives for polishing and cutting. Carbon can form more compounds than any other elements through endless chains of carbon-carbon bonds and is the basis for organic chemistry. Large soccer ball-shaped molecules consisting of 60-70 carbon atoms are known as buckminsterfullerenes were discovered several years ago and have many unusual properties.
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Ruchi
Askiitians Faculty

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