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avatarAsked on December 27, 2019 by Ramna Gulwani

The tip of the lead pencil is made of:

A

lead

B

graphite

C

zinc

D

charcoal

Answer

The tip of the lead pencil is made up of graphite.

Graphite can leave the grey mark on the paper. It was originally thought to be a part of lead. In spite of the name, the lead pencil does not contain lead.

Graphite is an allotrope of carbon, which is a good conductor of electricity and is resistant to many chemicals.

Graphite pencils are made of a mixture of clay and graphite.

Hence, te correct option is

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