By Brandon Hoxworth and Michael Thomas

What are some facts about carbon?

Element symbol: C

Atomic number: 6

Mass number: 12

# of protons: 6

# of neutrons: 6

# of electrons: 6

Discovery: 3750 B.C. by unknown person (Antoine Lavaisin discovered that diamonds are made of carbon)

Common uses: dry ice, teeth whitening, fizzy drinks, carbon dating, fire extinguishers

Where are the electrons located?

1st energy level: 2

2nd energy level: 4

How many valence electrons?

# of valence electrons: 4

Gain or lose: lose 4

Type of ion: cation

Charge: positive 4