Carbon • Carbon is solid, non metal. • Atomic Number: 6 • Atomic Mass: 12.0107 • Symbol: C • No. Electrons/Protons: 6 • No. Neutrons: 6
Discovery of Carbon Carbon was already known to the ancient civilizations, in other forms like diamonds, soot and charcoals, but no one knows who discovered it or when it was discovered.
Naming of Carbon Carbon came from the name Carbo in Latin, which means coal.
Carbon Boiling & Melting Point Carbon Boiling Point: 4827 ˚C Carbon Melting Point: 3550 ˚C
Carbon and Oxygen • Carbon Monoxide = 1 Carbon Atom + 1 Oxygen Atom • Carbon Dioxide = 1 Carbon Atom + 2 Oxygen Atoms
Facts About Carbon • Approximately 20% of the weight of living organisms is Carbon • Carbon is the 4th most common element in the universe • Carbon is one of the most common element in human body • Carbon is the 6th most common element in the universe