Graphite Photos             
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

 
model of graphite molecular structure-2
The crystalline structure of graphite consists of dense layers of carbon
atoms separated by large gaps between the layers. The layers of carbon atoms
are easily separated, thus providing for the use of graphite in pencils and lubricants.

 


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Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.

This molecular model is available from the Klinger Company
 http://www.klingereducational.com/products/KS7996_Set_of_9_Basic_Crystal_Structures-13-8.html