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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.

Carbon is the sixth element in the Periodic Table of the Elements. Its bonding structure, which is extremely conducive to the formation of polymers, along with its relative abundance and stability, make it integral to the formation of life on Earth.

Allotropes of Carbon

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