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In graphite, adjacent layers of carbon atoms are held together by ____.

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weak Vander waal's force of attraction
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covalent bonds
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hydrogen bonds
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dipole-dipole interactions
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Solution

The correct option is A weak Vander waal's force of attraction
The bonds between atoms of carbon in the layers of graphite may be strong, but the bonds that are formed by carbon atoms between layers are quite weak. These atoms are held together by Van Der Waal's forces. This kind of attraction is caused by shifts in the cloud of electrons surrounding carbon nuclei

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