[2015] David Wang: Carbon

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[2015] David Wang: Carbon

A Simple Scientific Guide to Carbon

Fast Facts:Name: CarbonAtomic Number: 6Abbriviation: CAtomic Mass: 12.0107Properties:Usually pictured as a black lump both shiny and dullFound just about everywhere usually as a solid.

Carbon is a key product of many items including...-Pencils-Diamonds-Peanut Butter-Carbonic Acid (Think Soda)-Carbon Dioxide-Car Parts-Carbon Monoxide-Carbon Nanotubes-Many Natural Items-Steel-Coal

Carbon is recycled in many ways through the biosphere, pedosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere of the earth. This is known as the Carbon Cycle.

THE HISTORY LESSON:Carbon was one of the few elements whose discovery was unrecorded. The Ancient Egyptians probably discovered carbon 3,750 years before the common era.

A carbon nanotube, a structural modification or allotrope of carbon. They are super small, so small they can only be seen with an electron microscope.

Sources: Google Images, Wikipedia, The Scale of the Universe,

Interesting fact!Anything carbon can be converted into a diamond by heating it at a very high temperature


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