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Cool question! Always stay curious! A while ago, I had a similar question that started it's journey with silicon, being of similar bonding capability to carbon. However, over the course of my research, I realized that silicon was just too low on the periodic table (and therefore much heavier) to be so extremely stable in such a wide variety of forms such as ...


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"Root 3" or "$\sqrt{3}$" or "$\sqrt{3} \times \sqrt{3}$" are slang for the Wood's notation (1, 2) $ \left( \sqrt{3} \times \sqrt{3}\right)R30$, a commonly occurring configuration of one hexagonal 2D lattice with respect another. In this example the substrate is the (111) face of silver. Since it is face-centered cubic with lattice constant of about 4.08 ...


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Simpler explanations, can by their nature be less accurate than a detailed description, but are helpful in beginning to understand things. Getting to the heart of your question: “How is the aromaticity in graphene different from the aromaticity in benzene? . . . but is it possible to find a simpler if less accurate way to explain the difference,” Perhaps a ...


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Diamonds burn, but the temperature at which they burn depends on whether or not the diamonds are in contact with air. The temperature of diamond ignition in pure oxygen is 690º C to 840º C.  In a stream of oxygen gas, diamonds burn at a low red heat initially. They will gradually rise in temperature and reach a white heat. Then, the diamonds will burn ...


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