By Delaney Barnicle
- Graphite is made up of pure carbon, much like diamonds, but has the complete opposite chemical structure
Uses for Graphite
- Reinforcements in plastics
- Used to increase the carbon content of steel
- Brake linings in cars
- Some pencils, mostly used for drawing rather than writing
- Occurs naturally but is made artificially in factories
- Soft and greasy feel
- Black and shiny color
The darker it writes, the higher the amount of graphite.
Steel vs Graphite Golf Clubs
Graphite (left) is much stronger than steel (right).