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Graphite is an allotrope of the chemical element, carbon. It is the most stable allotrope of carbon in International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry prescribed standard conditions.

Structure

Graphite is one of two crystallographic carbon allotropes, the other being diamond. Graphite has a lamellar structure constituting of layers called graphene.

Properties

The lamellar structure makes graphite, generally, an anisotropic material.

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