Problem: Under standard conditions (298 K and 1 atm), which statement is true?a] diamond converts to graphite spontaneouslyb] graphite converts to diamond spontaneouslyc] none of the above

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For this problem, we are being asked to determine which of the following statement is true regarding carbon at 298 K at 1 atm

In this case, we have to analyze the phase diagram of carbon to determine the phase and state of C at a specific temperature and pressure

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Under standard conditions (298 K and 1 atm), which statement is true?
a] diamond converts to graphite spontaneously
b] graphite converts to diamond spontaneously
c] none of the above


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