Diamonds and Graphite

There are many minerals made from carbon. Two of them are graphite and diamonds. They have very different properties. A property is a trait that belongs to a specific thing. Diamonds are very hard. They are harder than any other natural mineral. This means that they will scratch any surface. Diamonds are used to strengthen cutting tool such as saw blades, drill bits, and grinding tools. Diamonds are insulators. This means they do not conduct electricity well. Diamonds are also very beautiful. Diamonds are usually transparent. This means you can see light through a diamond. They can be cut and polished to make them sparkle. Then they are used in jewelry.

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