irum - 10/11/2007 1:20:36 AM
Under normal conditions (room temperature) my element is solid. My element is a non-metal. Melting point temperature: 3550 . Boiling point temperature: 3800 The atomic number is 6. The atomic weight is 12.011. My element has 6 protons, 6 electrons, and 6 neutrons.
If I had a pure sample of carbon, its appearance would be that, it looks just like coal, it’s pretty shiny, and its pure black.
Carbon occurs in 3 forms:
diamond, graphite, and fullerines.
Graphite is made of pure carbon and is one of the softest mineral we know. This is used in several things like: lead pencils, lubricants, paints, coatings, and more things. It is one of the three forms of carbon.
Carbon was known since ancient times.