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in graphite's structure,a carbon atom is attached to other 3 carbon atoms only.why doesn't it form the fourth bond?explain briefly.

in graphite's structure,a carbon atom is attached to other 3 carbon atoms only.why doesn't it form the fourth bond?explain briefly.


 

Grade:12th pass

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Godfrey Classic Prince
633 Points
9 years ago

Dear Rushab Kasat,

In graphite, each carbon bonds with only 3 other carbons, leaving one free electron. That free electron is able to pass along an electrical current throughout the whole graphite structure.

 

The free electron is responsible for the conduction of electricity in Graphite !!!

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