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Why is diamond structure the most stable structure? Is this mathematical issue or physics issue?

Doesn't this relate to quantum physics?

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It's not the most stable structure it will in fact decay to graphite (theoretically)

It is the hardest natural substance, which is due to the arrangement of it's atoms

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You probably should explain why the arrangement of atoms makes it stable in your answer :) – Manishearth Jan 8 '13 at 6:35

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