How does carbon relate to chemistry?

1 Answer
Jan 11, 2014

Carbon is a special element because it occurs in all living organisms. It is special because it can bond with itself and many other chemical elements. Nearly ten million compounds contain carbon.

Carbon is found in many different compounds. It is in the food you eat, the clothes you wear, the cosmetics you use, and the gasoline that fuels your car.

Several careers apply an understanding of carbon chemistry, such as doctors, veterinarians, dentists, pharmacologists, chemical engineers, and chemists.

Carbon chemistry plays a part in the development of common household chemicals, foods, plastics, drugs, fuels… really, most of the chemicals that are a part of daily life.