4th December 2019

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What is the definition of graphite in art?

Graphite is a form of carbon and leaves a shiny metallic gray color on a surface when moved across it. It can be removed with an eraser. The most common form of graphite an artist will encounter is the "lead" inside a pencil, compressed and baked to varying degrees of hardness.

What is the chemical composition of graphite?

Graphite is a mineral composed exclusively of the element carbon. Graphite has the same chemical composition as Diamond, which is also pure carbon, but the molecular structure of Graphite and Diamond is entirely different.
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