What is carbon?

Carbon is a tetravalent organic element; symbol C, atomic number 6, atomic weight 12.011.
c. dioxide CO; the product of the combustion of carbon with a large supply of air.
c. monoxide CO; a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas with a strong affinity for hemoglobin; formed by the imperfect combustion of carbon with a limited supply of air.

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