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-General summary of elements Carbon Symbol - C Atomic Number- 6 Atomic Mass- 120 Electrons per shell- 2 4 Carbon is a solid non-metallic element that is found in stars comets and the atmospheres of most planets It is naturally occurring and is found in three different forms They are graphite amorphous and diamond Artificial diamonds are made by the application of heat and pressure gt 125 knar in the presence of a catalyst such as iron chromium or platinum It seems that the metal melts on the carbon surface the graphite dissolves in the metal film and the less soluble diamond precipitates out The introduction of nitrogen as an impurity gives yellowish diamonds while boron impurities give bluish colors Graphite is one of the softest known materials yet diamonds are one the hardest Carbon is also present in our atmosphere as carbon dioxide which is a by-product of mammal respiratory and a fuel for photosynthesis It is also found naturally dissolved into natural waters but is not present in distilled or soft water Carbon can also be combined with oxygen to form CO2 which is an easily compressible gas that can be used as a source of energy In a carbon isotope 14C which is naturally produced in the air by nitrogen the production is dependent on things like the variations in solar output and the strength of the Earths magnetic field which acts to shield out the radiation that produces 14C Silicone Symbol-Si
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