Carbon

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Carbon

The word carbon comes from the Latin word "carbon" meaning "charcoal".

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Carbon was discovered in 3750 BC by the Egyptians and Sumerians in Egypt. They made the name from the Latin word carbo meaning "charcoal". There are three main forms: amorphous coal, diamond and graphite.

There are several allotropes (different forms) of carbon with the three most well-known being amorphous carbon (coal, soot etc.), diamond and graphite

Carbon is a nonmetal that can bond with it and many other chemical elements, forming nearly ten million compounds

The melting point of Carbon is 3550 Degrees Celsius(6422 Degrees Fahrenheit). The boiling point of Carbon is 4,827 Degrees Celsius (8,721 Degrees Fahrenheit)

FACTS1. 2.2670 grams per cubic centimeter is the density.2. At room temperature, it is a solid.3. 10.0 is the hardness.4. It is found in pure element form

Natural gasses, graphite in pencils, plastics, charcoal, diamonds and plants are all everyday uses for carbon.Carbon benefits the economy by having major products such as pencils and fossil fuels made around carbon.


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