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It occurs in more different forms than any other element in the periodic table.
The periodic table is a chart that shows how chemical elements are related to each other.
In 1787, four French chemists wrote a book outlining a method for naming chemical substances.
The name they used, carbone, is based on the earlier Latin term for charcoal, charbon. Allotropes are forms of an element with different physical and chemical properties.
One of the most common forms of carbon is charcoal.
Charcoal is made by heating wood in the absence of air so it does not catch fire.
If one could look at a molecule of almost any plastic, for example, a long chain of carbon atoms attached to each other (and to other atoms as well) would be evident. (See accompanying diagrams.) Buckyballs are a recently discovered form of pure carbon.
The numerical value for these properties varies depending on where the graphite originates.