HyperDic: atomic_number_6

English > 1 sense of the expression atomic number 6:
NOUNsubstanceatomic number 6, carbon, Can abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms
English > atomic number 6: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds.
Synonymscarbon, C
Narroweractivated carbon, activated charcoalpowdered or granular carbon used for purifying by adsorption
carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut, crockA black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
charA charred substance
charcoal, wood coalA carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
diamond, adamantVery hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
fullereneA form of carbon having a large molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms
graphite, black lead, plumbagoUsed as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
radiocarbon, carbon 14A radioactive isotope of carbon
Broaderchemical element, elementAny of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
Substance ofcoalfossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
limestoneA sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
petroleum, crude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, oilA dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
Spanishcarbono, número atómico 6, número atòmico 6
Catalancarboni, número atòmic 6

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