Carbon

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Carbon
Properties
Atomic symbol C
Atomic number 6
Classification Non-metal
Atomic mass 12 amu
Other Information
Date of discovery Carbon has been known since ancient times.
Name of discoverer Unknown
Name origin From the Latin carbo.
Uses Steel, filters.
Obtained from Incomplete combustion.

It has been suggested that the C-14 decay rate varies proportionately with the age of the universe, and if that age is, say 5,000 years rather than 10 billion years, then the C-14 decay rate could have been many orders of magnitude larger a thousand years ago. [1]

Allotropes of Carbon

Carbon, with its ability to form different types of bonds, forms several allotropes -

  • Graphite
  • Diamond
  • Soot
  • Buckminsterfullerene

References

  1. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Carbon_dating&diff=144701&oldid=144638