Carbon is a girl's best friend!
Element Name: Carbon
Atomic number: 6
Atomic weight: 12
Color and Classification: Graphite is black, diamond is colorless, and non-metallic
Discovered by: During the ancient times, but not recongnised as an element until later on.
Place of discovery: Unknown
Date discovered: Unknown
Origin of name: Latin word "Carbo" means "charcoal"
Key component of steel
Basis of fuels, coal and oil
Carbon black pigment in the black printing ink, India ink, and laser printer cartridgeds
Rubber in car tires
Key life essential
Included and presented in all organic compounds
Found freely in nature
Soot, coal, charcoal, diamonds, and graphite are forms of carbon
Found in the abundance of in the sun, star, comets, and atmosphere of most planets
Graphite is one of the softest known materials
Diamond is one of the hardest known materials
Microscopic diamonds are found in some meteorites