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How to make DIAMOND
Diamond is carbon, so, how about turning ordinary carbon graphite into valuable diamond?
How to make diamond:
1. melt down some iron
2. dissolve some ordinary carbon in it
3. drop the molten iron with carbon in water
4. dissolve the iron in acid
It's true, this really does make diamonds, but they are very small and not of very high quality.
Safety point: Melting down iron is not practical in the average household kitchen, and the writers of this page take no liability for any consequences of anyone being silly enough to try this! Plus, there are easier ways of making money, so please don't try this without some seriously industrial equipment.