A solid high in content of the element carbon and structurally in the non-graphitic state. It is produced by @[email protected] of organic material which has passed, at least in part, through a liquid or liquid-crystalline state during the @[email protected] process. Coke can contain mineral matter.
As some parts, at least, of the @[email protected] product have passed through a liquid or liquid-crystalline state, the resulting @[email protected] is of the graphitizable variety. From a structural viewpoint, the term coke characterizes the state of @[email protected] before the beginning of @[email protected]
PAC, 1995, 67, 473. (Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 485 [Terms] [Paper]