What is a Diamond? - Definition, Types & Properties


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A diamond is a(n) _____ of carbon.

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1. Which allotrope is directly compared to diamond in the lesson?

2. The different types or colors of diamonds exist due to the _____ present in the diamond.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Diamonds are one of the most precious stones on earth. This quiz/worksheet combo can help to test what you know about the properties and structure of a diamond.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • The type of carbon a diamond is
  • Similar carbon element a diamond is compared to
  • The reason for different colors of a diamond
  • The type of bond that holds a diamond together
  • How a similar type of carbon can become a diamond
  • How atoms are arranged in a similar carbon-based element

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections use understanding of the concept of a diamond and type of bonding it shares with a similar carbon element
  • Information recall access the knowledge you've gained regarding the composition of a diamond
  • Knowledge application use your knowledge to answer questions about the structure and properties of diamonds

Additional Learning

Get more information about diamonds by reviewing the accompanying lesson called What is a Diamond? Definition, Types and Properties. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the element that makes up a diamond
  • Discusses types of diamonds
  • Details the characteristics and properties of a diamond