Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 year ago

What is the Purest form of carbon ?

11 Answers

  • GA
    Lv 5
    1 year ago

    Carbon Graphite

  • 1 year ago


  • Dale-E
    Lv 7
    1 year 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.

  • 1 year ago

    Diamond, Coal and Charcoal

    Nasal Strips

    • Climate Realist
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      Not coal.

      Coal is actually rich in hydrocarbons and may contain such impurities as siilica ard clay. Coal often has enough uranium that many coal plants release more radiation than nuclear plants.

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  • 1 year 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.
  • 1 year 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.
  • 1 year ago

    Diamond. Carbon black can also be extremely pure.

  • 1 year 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.

  • 1 year ago

    Coal. or Diamond. make your pick.


  • 1 year ago

    Lab-grade Graphite is pure, at 99.9999%. Also activated carbon. Diamonds, on the other hand, often have about 0.05% impurities.

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