CHARACTERISTICS

  • Its other chemical names are black lead, plumbago
  • It is a shiny type of natural carbon which that comes from Korea, Austria, and china
  • It can also be prepared artificially by heating petroleum coke at 3000 C
  • In America, Artificial graphite is used more as compared to the natural.

DENSITY

  • 2 to 2.5

EFFECTS

  • It is flammable and less poisonous

GRADES

  • Powder, flakes, crystals, plates and fiber grades are available

USES

  • Boiler compounds, pencil making, carbon making, medicines ,powder cleaning, rocket nozzles, electroplating, cell rings, paint and coatings.

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