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carbon – Full Definition

carbon - Full Definition

Carbon – Full Definition
Definition of Carbon
Define Carbon

carbon – /ˈkɑːb(ə)n/ – noun
: the chemical element of atomic number 6, a non-metal which has two main forms (diamond and graphite) and which also occurs in impure form in charcoal, soot, and coal.
Chemistry. a widely distributed element that forms organic compounds in combination with hydrogen, oxygen, etc., and that occurs in a pure state as diamond and graphite, and in an impure state as charcoal. Symbol: C; atomic weight: 12.011; atomic number: 6; specific gravity: (of diamond) 3.51 at 20°C; (of graphite) 2.26 at 20°C.
carbon dioxide or other carbon compounds that are emitted into the atmosphere and cause rising temperatures: the carbon produced by burning fossil fuels.
carbon copy.
– a sheet of carbon paper.
: a nonmetallic element with atomic symbol C, atomic number 6, and atomic weight [12.0096; 12.0116]. It may occur as several different allotropes including DIAMOND; CHARCOAL; and GRAPHITE; and as SOOT from incompletely burned fuel.

Electricity. the carbon rod through which current is conducted between the electrode holder and the arc in carbon arc lighting or welding.
the rod or plate, composed in part of carbon, used in batteries.

adjective
pertaining to or noting the element carbon or any of its compounds, especially carbon dioxide:
– in a sentence
“to reduce carbon emissions.”

Synonyms
Carbon, Vitreous | Vitreous Carbon

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