|Atomic mass||12 amu|
|Date of discovery||Carbon has been known since ancient times.|
|Name of discoverer||Unknown|
|Name origin||From the Latin carbo.|
|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 -