What is the Formula of Carbon

Carbon Chemical Formula

Carbon a chemical compound with atomic number 6. The best-known forms of carbon are diamond and graphite. Carbon is found abundantly next to oxygen in the human body and is the fourth plentifully found the chemical in the entire universe. It is the sixth element in the periodic table having the configuration of 1s22s22p2

Let us know the composition of carbon with various other details.

Chemical formula C
Period and block Period-2 and group-14
Natural occurrence primordial
structures Exists in hexagonal and face-centered diamond-cubic
Electron per shell 2, 4

Carbon Structural Formula

The structural formula of carbon is as shown below. Carbon is a nonmetallic and tetravalent compound that can accommodate 4 electrons to form a covalent bond. It has the capacity to establish bonds easily with other atoms and with other carbon atoms too, carbon is competent of establishing multiple stable covalent bonds with suitable multivalent atoms.

Carbon Structural Formula

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Arrange the biomolecules, Carbohydrates (C), Proteins (P), Lipids (L) and Nucleic acids (N) in a decreasing order of their mass percentages in the composition of biological matter of a cell.