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A good conductor of electricity, graphite is also utilized for making high-temperature electrolysis cells.
The size of this "molecule" corresponds to the size of the diamond: a diamond of 1 carat, for instance, contains about 10 (10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 or 10 billion billion) carbon atoms.
Nonetheless, people still use the word "lead" in reference to pencils, much as they still refer to a galvanized steel roof with a zinc coating as a "tin roof." In graphite the atoms of each "sheet" are tightly bonded in a hexagonal, or six-sided, pattern, but the attractions between the sheets are not very strong.