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In terms of structure and bonding, what are the similarities and differences of copper and graphite?

Copper is a better conductor than graphite for electricity due to its lattice structure with free delocalised electrons that can carry the energy across the structure, whilst graphite is still able to conduct electricity, it is not as strong of a conductor as copper. Although copper has a high melting and boiling point, the bonds in copper take less energy to break. Graphite has a very high melting and boiling point because the strong covalent bonds that hold the carbon atoms together in the layers require a lot of heat energy to break. The layers slide across each other

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