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IS CARBON HIGHLY REACTIVE OR LESS REACTIVE

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CARBON IS AN IMPORTANT NON-METAL. HOW COULD YOU PUT IT IN ITS RIGHT POSITION IN THE REACTIVITY SERIES? WHAT EXPERIMENTS COULD YOU DO?
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pure carbon's not reactive... many carbon compounds are
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you could find out if it reacts with various acids, is one possible example/
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..or take Carbon in it's different pure forms.. (Graphite, Diamond, Coal).. and see what subjecting them to various tests - acid, heat, liquids etc does to them differently...
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Carbon is an element, lets try and read the question.  Diamond and graphite are compounds (two or more molecules).  Quite simply, carbon is 'average' when it comes to reactivity in comparison to other elements.  We know this because it has exactly 4 electron in its outer ring, elements to the left of the periodic table have 1 or 2 outer electrons and is why they go crazy when you put them in water e.g. pottasium or lithium (ceasium the nuttiest if you know you elements).  To the right side of the periodic table, the elemnts have 8 electrons in outer shell (known as a full octet), so nothing will react with them, they are called 'inert' or 'noble gases'.  e.g. Neon, Argon.

So, just look at its horizontal position in the table and see that carbon is in the middle, hence, 'average'.

Hope this helps.
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Hi,
Thanks to everybody.
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