How many types of atoms are in carbon?

1 Answer

Answer:

There are two types of carbon in terms of stable isotopes

There are three forms of carbon on basis of allotropy.

Explanation:

1) The first (stable) carbon isotope is carbon-12 with a mass number of #12# units {it has #6# neutrons}

The second (stable) carbon isotope is carbon-13 with a mass number of #13# units {it has #7# neutrons}.

2) There are three allotropes of carbon

  1. Graphite
  2. Diamond
  3. Buckminster fullerene