Graphite

Emma Rentas hr4

Graphites important uses

  • for lead in pencils
  • toughener of steel
  • in high-strength composites
  • used in lubricants

Physical Properties of Graphite

  • Chemical Formula: C
  • Mineral Group/Class:Native Elements/carbon
  • Hardness: 1-2
  • Specific Gravity:2.2
  • Transparency :Opaque
  • Color: Black/silver
  • Streak: Blackgray to brownishgray
  • Luster: Metallic to dull
  • Cleavage:in perfect one direction
  • Fracture: flaky
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Where it is mined

  • China
  • India
  • Brazil
  • North Korea
  • Canada