Carbon

Element Project by Veronia Patino

Symbol: C

Atomic Mass: 12.0107

Atomic Number: 6

# of Protons, Electrons & Neutrons: 6

# of valance electrons: 4

Carbon is a nonmetal it is located in the periodic table in group 14 and period 2.


His electron configuration is [He]2s22p2.


Carbon bonds with Hydrogen, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorus & Halogens.


It forms Carbon dioxide (CO2), Carbon monoxide (CO), Carbon disulfide (CS2), Chloroform (CHCI3), Carbon tetrachloride (CCI4), Methane (CH4)


Carbon is found in nature in the Sun, Stars, & Comets


The Ancients discovered it in 3750BC


Its used as a fuel (coal)


Carbon is important to the human body is about 18% carbon.

Cited: www.rsc.org and the text book