Carbon (C)

The market price of carbon is €4.90 ($6.70) per tonne.


Carbon plays a huge role in the world we live in, from the carbon dioxide in the air to the graphite in your pencil.

Important Facts:

  • Carbon is a chemical element with the symbol C and atomic number 6.

  • All living things are made of carbon. Carbon is also a part of the ocean, air, and even rocks. Because the Earth is a dynamic place,
  • The word carbon comes from the Latin word carbo, meaning coal.

  • Carbon is found in the Earth’s atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2)

  • Carbon has the highest melting point of all elements, around 3500 °C

  • Carbon was discovered by early human civilizations in the form charcoal and soot.

Life exists in the universe only because carbon does