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Table 2

Properties of silicon carbide abrasive grains.

Feature Silicon Carbide
General Description Solid Granules, Inert to most chemicals, High strength and thermal shock resistant, High thermal conductivity
Chemical Analysis Si C : 98.54%, Free C : 0.26%, Si+Si O : 2.68%, Fe2O3 : 0.24%, Al2O3 : 0.20%
Colour Black/Green
Particle Shape Sharp, irregular
Hardness 9.5 on Mohs Scale
Density 3.22 g/cm3
Melting point 2730 °C
Solubility Insoluble
Coordination geometry Tetrahedral

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