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What is the definition of allotropes?


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Allotropes

  • Allotropy is the property of some chemical elements to exist in two or more different forms, in the same physical state, known as allotropes of the elements
  • Example : Allotropes of carbon: Diamond, Graphite and Buckminsterfullerene.

Examples of allotropes

  • Carbon provides one of the best examples of allotropy.
  • Three important allotropes of carbon are diamond, graphite, and fullerenes.
  • Black, white and red phosphorus are the allotropes of phosphorus.

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