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How was carbon found? And were was it found?
Question Date: 2002-02-27
Answer 1:

I'm not sure who might have first "discovered" carbon. It's obviously all over the place in pure form like in charcoal, diamonds, etc. It wasn't until the 1700s that the atomic theory was really being taken seriously and I guess you could say that at that time people realized that carbon was an element.

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