• Question: What are the melting and evaporating temperatures of a diamond?

    Asked by aharrison to Amy, Drew, Julia, Kimberley, Sara on 22 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Drew Rae

      Drew Rae answered on 17 Jun 2011:


      Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach him to use google …

      Seriously, my friend, I would be doing you no favours by telling you. If you type “What is the melting temperature of diamond”, the first 20 hits all give you the answer. Compare a couple, don’t just take the first answer, and if they mention where they got their information from, it is more likely to be trustworthy.

    • Photo: Amy MacQueen

      Amy MacQueen answered on 17 Jun 2011:


      Google is a mean machine!! 🙂 🙂 Drew’s right – it will save you a lot of time!

    • Photo: Sara Imari Walker

      Sara Imari Walker answered on 22 Jun 2011:


      Hi aharrison! I guess I can’t spoil the lesson now by telling you the answers!! But, seriously google is a scientists best friend. I have to look stuff up all the time. It’s a fabulous skill to have to be able to pick the right keywords and find the right links to the information you are looking for. A very valuable skill indeed!!

      So, I won’t spoil the surprise, but one thing I can say is the melting and evaporating temperatures are hot and hotter! Diamonds are pretty tough!

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