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You can see what a great experience it was in this CBS Early Show clip: What I haven’t yet mentioned is that Tom Pandolfo is 5’3″.
Hydrocarbons that form many fuels such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum also contain carbon. It is used to make all sorts of materials including plastics and alloys such as steel (a combination of carbon and iron).
It is even used to make black ink for printers and painting.
Each allotrope of carbon has different physical properties.
In its diamond allotrope, carbon is the hardest known substance in nature.
French scientist Antoine Lavoisier determined that diamond was made of carbon in 1772. Carbon gets its name from the Latin word "carbo" meaning charcoal or coal.
Allotropes are materials made from the same element, but their atoms fit together differently.
Diamonds are used to make fine jewelry and are considered the most valuable of all the gemstones.
Diamonds are also used for their hardness in cutting tools and precision instruments. People have known about carbon as a substance since ancient times.
Graphite is often used in making batteries, brakes, and lubricants.
It is also used to make the writing (black) part of pencils.