Graphite is a mineral composed of stacked sheets of carbon atoms with a hexagonal crystal structure. It is the most stable form of pure carbon under standard conditions. Graphite is very soft, has a low specific gravity, is relatively non-reactive, and has high electrical and thermal conductivity
Graphite is one of the two allotropes of carbon. It is crystalline and has well ordered crystal patterns.Graphite is made up of layers arranged in a hexagonal structure weakly bonded by van der waals forces. Graphite structure is made up of hexagonal planes of carbon weakly bonded to one another. This structure makes graphite soft and slippery and makes them applicable as lubricants. The other crystalline type of carbon is diamond. Diamond has close-packed crystal structure responsible for its extreme hardness. The arrangement of these atoms permeates through the structure.