Allotropes Chemistry Tutorial
- Allotropes are forms of the same element which exhibit different physical properties.
- Elements such as carbon, oxygen, phosphorus, tin and sulfur, display the property known as allotropy.
- The different physical properties displayed by allotropes of an element are explained by the fact that the atoms are arranged into molecules or crystals in different ways.
- Some allotropes of an element may be more chemically stable than others.