Subject: If diamonds are so very hard, why can they be shattered with a hammerblow?
Date: Wed Oct 22 04:37:17 1997
Posted by Tanya Jackson
Grade level: 10-12
City: Lancaster State/Province: Lancashire
Area of science: Chemistry
Diamonds are used on the edges of drills used to get through the
hardest rocks, so why can they sometimes shatter so easily? Is it to
do with the crystalline structure of the diamond?
Re: If diamonds are so very hard, why can they be shattered with a hammerblow?
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