Q: Is it possible to turn coal into diamonds?

Robertson, Bill
December 2006
Science & Children;Dec2006, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p58
Academic Journal
The article offers information about the nature and formation of coal and diamonds. There are about 100 different kinds of atoms and carbons in the universe, which easily links with other atoms because of its four electrons and four empty electron slots in the outer shell. The outer electrons of the carbon is capable to form different kinds of structures that include graphite, nitrogen, carbon, and diamond. Research assesses that the structure of diamond has led to light interaction with different graphite and carbon hardness, where it requires high temperature and pressure to assemble carbon atoms into the particular structure of diamonds. Coal has about 50% to 90% carbon used for generating electricity and recipe for manufacturing metals.


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