Diamonds are forever- or your choice


Planet Earth Through Time
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//////////////you can pick a topic sir/mam, about generally anything that has to do with geology or earth systems. I have a few ideas bt please feel free to choose a better one if you thinkis more fit. Maybe something about rock formation or maybe something about how diamonds are made. Possibly include a question of whether diamonds last forever. Everyone tinks that so I found it amazing that they actually dnt last forever. So maybe it cold be about how diamonds aare formed and compare them to other rocks and talk about why they dont last forever and the process it goes through.


Diamond is a stable allotrope of carbon. Allotropy is chemically the ability of an element to exist in more than one form in the same physical state. The second allotrope of the same element is graphite. The characteristic different in the two allotropes is in their chemical bonding, where both are covalently bonded but their atomic combinations is different. In diamond, every single carbon atom is covalently bonded to 4 other carbon atoms, hence utilizing all delocalized electrons in carbon. Commercial    properties of diamond including poor electrical conductivity are as a result of this chemical composition.