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Are diamonds a mixture?
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Is a diamond a mixture?
Pure diamond is unique in that it is a gemstone composed of a single element, carbon. However, most white diamonds contain trace amounts of nitrogen, with less than 2% of natural white diamonds having no nitrogen. So, speaking of pure diamond, it is not a mixture, but in reality, most white diamonds do contain trace impurities of nitrogen (less than 1% however).