Why does buckminster fullerene conduct electricity?

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Because, like graphite, it has got delocalized electrons. These electrons, when the C60 is exposed to a potential difference, are free to move towards the positive pole of the potential difference. But it's not the better conductor compared to graphite. Graphite has more weaker forces on its layers. This makes it more lubricant and therefore more electrically conductive.
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