2.6 - For example graphite and diamond both made of Carbon have very different properties attributable to different types of atomic bonding Diamond

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Chapter 2 Atomic Structure and Atomic Bonding                  We will first look at structure on the atomic level. We begin this by looking at the  structure of the atom and then at atomic bonding.                     Atomic bonding describes the interactions between the atoms in a material, and  more specifically, the interactions between their electrons. The type of atomic  bonding in a material will significantly affect the properties of a material. 
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Unformatted text preview: For example, graphite and diamond, both made of Carbon, have very different properties attributable to different types of atomic bonding. Diamond is one of the hardest substances in the world, and graphite is used as a dry lubricant because of its ability to have adjacent layers slide over each other....
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