Carbon is a natural element that occurs in many organic and inorganic compounds.
There are 12 known isotopes of carbon, but only six are stable. The other six have been shown to be radioactive. Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years and decays into nitrogen gas (N2). It is used by archaeologists to date objects up to 50,00 years old!
The term “carbon” comes from the Latin word carbo, meaning coal or charcoal.
Coal is made of mostly carbon and can be used for fuel. Carbon fuels are burned to produce energy that we use every day in our homes. People who live off-grid often rely on renewable sources like solar power as their main source of electricity because they may not have access to a reliable electrical grid (but others simply prefer this lifestyle).
Cars with hybrid engines contain both gasoline and battery components, which help reduce emissions while driving since it works more efficiently than non-hybrid cars alone. The most popular type of methane gas supplement commonly sold today is known as biogas, which is primarily produced by organic substances such as landf