Carbon Brochure

By: Lilli Johnson

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History of Carbon

Carbon is the 6th most abundant element in the universe. Carbon has been known since ancient times. About 10 million carbon compounds have been discovered. This element was know to prehistoric people but in the form of charcoal, which made of 30% of energy worldwide.


How the element got its name: from the Latin word charcoal, carbo

Group: Non-metal

Atomic #: 6

Atomic weight: 12.0107

Phase at room temp.: solid

Only large molecules consist of carbon

3 states of carbon: diamond, amorphous, and graphite

element classification: Non-metal


Melting Point: 3550 C

Boiling Point: 3800 C

There is 7 isotopes

Density: 2.26 grams per cubic centimeter