Graphite Sheet

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Carbon C

Graphite is an allotrope of carbon and is a naturally occurring mineral.

Applications

Pencil Lead
Lubrication
Conductors and high temperature applications
Heaters
Crucibles
Anodes in batteries

Properties

Graphite has good lubricant properties both in the dry form and when suspended in oil. It is chemically very stable and almost inert. Graphite conducts electricity and is a good conductor of both sound and heat. It is anisotropic so conducts in one direction. It is insoluble in organic solvents and water and has a high melting point of 3650 degrees centigrade.

Mechanical Properties

Formula: C

Appearance: Solid

Melting point: 3,650 °C

Hardness: 1-3 Mohs scale

Density: 2.09–2.23 g/cm3