By Brandon Hoxworth and Michael Thomas
What are some facts about carbon?
Element symbol: CAtomic 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?
2nd energy level: 4
How many valence electrons?
Gain or lose: lose 4
Type of ion: cation
Charge: positive 4