Carbon possesses physical and chemical properties. Carbon is a non-metal that is a soft, gray substance that a person can rub between the fingernails. The element can appear jet black as well. Carbon forms the allotropes... More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

Carbon has numerous physical properties, and some of these properties are quite different depending on the structural form of the molecules. Carbon's mineral hardness is measured at 0.5 for graphite and 10.0 for diamonds... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

As defined by the American Iron and Steel Institute, any steel is considered to be carbon steel when there is no specified minimum content for any other alloying element other than carbon. Carbon steels contain a carbon ... More » Science Earth Science Geology
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