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Mysterious compound

  1. Mar 5, 2007 #1
    hey this is my first post and i have some sort of compound sitting in front of me that my teacher has asked me to figure out and i just need some help it looks like small black beads and are pretty shiny plz answer back
     
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  3. Mar 5, 2007 #2
    if it's black then it's carbon
    can you provide any more specifics?
     
  4. Mar 5, 2007 #3
    well i just was messing around with it and its very malleable
     
  5. Mar 5, 2007 #4
    try to see if you can scrape some peices off of it with a knife. If its like dust then its probly carbon.
     
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  6. Mar 5, 2007 #5
    haha wow i never even thought of that lol yea they are just like little carbon beads thanks alot guys it writes like a pencil
     
  7. Mar 6, 2007 #6

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    What about lead shot from a shotgun shell?
     
  8. Mar 7, 2007 #7

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