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The element I have chosen to write about is the element carbon. Carbon is a nonmetallic element that has the symbol C corresponding to it on the periodic table. Nobody knows where carbon was discovered and nobody also knows when it was discovered either. We are well aware that ancient people. The name carbon comes from the Latin term Carbo, which means charcoal. Carbon is a group fourteen element. It has an atomic number of …

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…and are important in the manufacture of synthetic rubber and plastics. Methane (CH4), ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), and butane (C4H10) these compounds are the compounds that most fuel is made out of. They help make such fuels as gasoline and also lighter fluid. These compounds are highly combustible and flammable. As we see here carbon is a very important part of everyday life and there would be no life with out it. ]