graphite molecular structure
a: graphite molecular structure ~
b: deck of cards
This is why graphite is such a good lubricant. At the molecular level, the molecules are planar(playing card like). The flatness produces a molecular structure that allows the graphite molecules to slide across each other with minimal input of energy. If you pick up a deck of cards, the whole deck with slide, because their shape allows each individual card to slide against its neighbor with little friction.
Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Apr 25 2014 3:25 PM
# 5523 Critique Analogy
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.