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Minerals and the crystalline state
Minerals and the crystalline state

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Figure 20 The graphite structure: (a) triangular arrangement of covalent bonds around a carbon atom in the same plane; (b) part of the 3D structure of graphite, showing strongly bonded hexagonal sheets of carbon atoms, connected by weak bonds; (c) specimen of graphite (3.5 cm across).

 4.3 Covalent structures and bonding