What is atomic carbon

Atomic carbon, also called monocarbon, is an inorganic chemical with the chemical formula C. It is a gas that only exists above 3,642 °C, below which it aggregates into graphite or other fullerenes.

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a?carbon atom?in union with fouratoms?or groups no two of which are alike, compounds containing such a?carbon atom?being capable of existing in two optically active forms which are distinguished by being respectively levorotatory and dextrorotatory and also in some cases by having enantiomorphous crystal forms.
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