Why does graphite turn into diamond when i sit on it?

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yes i know but i would like a better scientific explanation.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Umm, perhaps analogy would help.

    Get some marbles (all equal sized) and observe them chillin' on the floor. This is comparable to the configuration of graphite. Now gather them together and pack them as close as you can. This is comparable to you sitting on them. Notice they form a very neat & tidy configuration (hexagonal patterns). This is a very stable configuration.

  • 1 decade ago

    This has to do with your considerably large mass, which is equal to that of a thousand suns (10 x 100 solar masses) -- and an awful lot of marshmallow. Due to your mass (abbreviation for massiveass), when you compress yourself against such a massive object as the earth, graphite can be quickly converted into diamond.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The diamond turns to graphite carbon through long ages.

    Source(s): diamond 4C rules.
  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe not sitting on it but...

    With a lot of heat and pressure over a very long period of time,

    the carbon atoms gets rearranged and form a critalline version.

    Now we can mimic those conditions in a lab, and that's how synthetic diamonds are created. They're too small to make jewelry with them, but they're perfect for dentist's drills!

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  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if u r fat the heat will turn it to diamond

  • 1 decade ago

    prob'ly if your mass was different, :)

    anyways, it's due to the pressure you would apply.

  • 1 decade ago

    Cause you're fat

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