What is the Purest form of carbon ?
- GALv 52 years ago
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- Dale-ELv 72 years ago
I believe the cubic zirconium must be the purest, because it is purified as the first step and hardened under very controlled processes, with as little as possible left to chance of impurity. It is so pure that, that is how they prove it to be a fake diamond.
- Ronald 7Lv 72 years ago
Diamond, Coal and Charcoal
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- JimLv 72 years ago
The 'purest' form of carbon comes from different labs. The purity depends upon the lab and how well they can purify it.
FYI, carbon can exist in various isotopes:
Carbon (₆C) [6 protons] has 15 known isotopes, from ⁸C to ²²C, of which ¹²C and ¹³C are stable.Source(s): The allotropes of carbon include graphite, one of the softest known substances, and diamond, the hardest naturally occurring substance. Carbon bonds readily with other small atoms, including other carbon atoms, and is capable of forming multiple stable covalent bonds with suitable multivalent atoms. Carbon is known to form almost ten million different compounds.
- 2 years ago
Diamond is the purest form of carbon, in which, the carbon atoms are very tightly bound to one another compared to the other forms of carbon like the graphite, fullerene, and many more.Source(s): Wikipedia.
- squeezie_1999Lv 72 years ago
Diamond. Carbon black can also be extremely pure.
- Roger the MoleLv 72 years ago
Each of the forms of carbon can be arbitrarily pure. There's nothing inherently pure about any form of carbon. Buckyballs, graphene, manufactured diamonds, and amorphous carbon can all be obtained with as much purity as you are willing to pay for.
- YYYZZ 2Lv 72 years ago
Coal. or Diamond. make your pick.
- MorningfoxLv 72 years ago
Lab-grade Graphite is pure, at 99.9999%. Also activated carbon. Diamonds, on the other hand, often have about 0.05% impurities.Source(s): https://www.alfa.com/en/catalog/014734/ https://www.carolina.com/specialty-chemicals-b-c/c...