It is one of the most naturally spread elements in all of the world. In the group number 14, teh elements are shiny, and rock looking. Carbon is found in three forms. Amorphous, Graphite, and Diamond.

The Group name is The Carbon Family.

The coal version of carbon is used for fuel. The graphite version, used for pencil tips, high temperature crucibles, dry cells, electrodes and as a lubricant. The Diamond version is used for Jewlery, and cutting.

It usally bonds with its self.

You can find carbon being mined in Africa, Canada, Russia, Asia, and Australia.

It's most likely found more often in thigs we use that in nature.


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2 webelements.com

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4 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/108614/chemical-compound/278309/Carbon-bonding

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