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Carbon at Chemical Elements.com
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Basic Information

Name: Carbon
Symbol: C
Atomic Number: 6
Atomic Mass: 12.0107 amu
Melting Point: 3500.0 °C (3773.15 K, 6332.0 °F)
Boiling Point: 4827.0 °C (5100.15 K, 8720.6 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 6
Number of Neutrons: 6
Classification: Non-metal
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 2.62 g/cm3
Color: May be black

Atomic Structure

[Bohr Model of Carbon]  
Number of Energy Levels: 2

    First Energy Level: 2
    Second Energy Level: 4


Isotope Half Life
C-1120.3 minutes
C-145730.0 years
C-152.5 seconds


Date of Discovery: Known to the ancients
Discoverer: Unknown
Name Origin: From the Latin carbo (coal)
Uses: steel, filters
Obtained From: burning with insufficient oxygen

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  1. Radiocarbon Web-info
    • Information about carbon-14 dating
  2. Chemical Of The Week -- Buckyballs
    • From the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. The Chemistry of Carbon
    • From New York University
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