Can diamond burn?

Singapore
November 7, 2006 3:22pm CST
I heard that diamonds can catch fire and can burn just like coal. Is it true?
1 response
@Tellknow1 (605)
7 Nov 06
Well Diamonds can catch fire and burn but not as easily as coal. It has to be around 850C for a Diamond to give of carbon dioxide and be able to catch fire, also because it takes such high temperatures to combust Diamonds never fuse together. Hope this helps.
• Singapore
8 Nov 06
Thanks for so much technical information