What is Allotropy?

This post will introduce the concept of allotropy for Prelim Chemistry.

Topic: Bonding

  • Investigate elements that possess the physical property of allotropy



Allotropy is a property that some elements possess whereby they can be found in different forms. A great example is the element carbon which can be found as graphite (used for pencils) and diamond (not used for pencils). This video explains allotropes in a little more detail.