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Name: Emma S.
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Age: 15
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Date: 12/10/2003


Question:
What is Amorphous Carbon? How is it formed? What is its properties and uses?


Replies:
Emma,

Amorphous carbon is carbon that does not have any clear shape, form or crystalline structure. Amorphous carbon is actually made up of tiny bits of graphite with varying amounts of other elements, which are considered impurities. For example, the coal industry divides coal up into various grades depending on the amount of carbon in the coal and the amount of impurities. The highest grade, anthracite, about 90 percent carbon. bituminous coal, about 75-90 percent carbon, and lignite around 55 percent carbon. I hope that this is a help.

Sincerely,

Bob Trach



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