carbon

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Element number 6 of the periodic table of elements (electronic @G02704@ \(1\text{s}^{2}2\text{s}^{2}2\text{p}^{2}\)). For a description of the various types of carbon as a solid the term carbon should be used only in combination with an additional noun or a clarifying adjective.
See also:
amorphous carbon
,
carbon fibres
,
carbon material
,
glass-like carbon
,
graphitic carbon
,
non-graphitic carbon
,
pyrolytic carbon
Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 473. (Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 479 [Terms] [Paper]