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Hi,

Please could someone help me to categorise these allotropes of carbon into giant and simple covalent bonds?

Diamond, graphite, graphene, fullerenes, nanotubes

Thanks :wink:
Original post by Pineapple27272
Hi,

Please could someone help me to categorise these allotropes of carbon into giant and simple covalent bonds?

Diamond, graphite, graphene, fullerenes, nanotubes

Thanks :wink:

first 3 are giant, dk bout others
Original post by Pineapple27272
Hi,

Please could someone help me to categorise these allotropes of carbon into giant and simple covalent bonds?

Diamond, graphite, graphene, fullerenes, nanotubes

Thanks :wink:

Fullerenes are C60 based molecules, i.e simple molecular.
Nano-tubes are composites of fullerene-type caps and sections of graphene tubes. They are also simple molecular.
As the name suggests they are in the order of 1 - 100nm.
A carbon atom is about 0.15 nm in covalent diameter, so that gives an idea of the size of nano-tubes
(edited 1 year ago)

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