A thousand and one facets of carbon

Carbon was discovered in prehistoric times and was produced by the incomplete combustion of organic matter producing charcoal. It is a chemical element of the family of crystallogens: amber, Indian ink, carbide, graphite, animal black, activated carbon, diamond, pencil, etc. All these words have a direct link with carbon: this is what this file will make you discover by dealing with carbon from a less “chemical” angle than usual.