What are 5 fun facts about carbon?
- Carbon is a chemical element on the periodic table.
- Carbon was identified as an element in 1789, by French chemist Antoine Lavoisier.
- Carbon is a solid at room temperature.
- The symbol for carbon is C.
- The atomic number for carbon is 6.
- The standard atomic weight for carbon is 12.0107 u.
What is cool about carbon? Carbon is a nonmetal that can bond with itself and many other chemical elements, forming over ten million compounds. Because it forms more compounds than any other element, it is sometimes called the “King of the Elements.”
What are 3 uses for carbon?
- It makes up for 18% of the human body. Sugar, glucose, proteins etc are all made of it.
- Carbon in its diamond form is used in jewellery.
- Amorphous carbon is used to make inks and paints.
- Graphite is used as the lead in your pencils.
- One of the most important uses is carbon dating.
Can carbon melt? Melting point of Carbon is 3367°C. Boiling point of Carbon is 4827°C. Note that these points are associated with the standard atmospheric pressure. In thermodynamics, saturation defines a condition in which a mixture of vapor and liquid can exist together at a given temperature and pressure.