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Where is carbon found on Earth ?

Clipart of carbon based items

Carbon is found everywhere on Earth. From our skin and hair to muscles and blood, carbon makes us who we are.
Cotton in our fabrics is made of cellulose , which is a carbon compound. Leather is made of collagen, yet another carbon compound. Meat, vegetables, fruits, drinks are all carbon compounds. They are complex long chain compounds made of long repeating blocks of carbon molecules. Plants, cats, dogs, furnitures, caterpillars, birds, bugs,... Even plastic, paint, paper and petrol... the list is endless!
Carbon makes more than millions of compounds forming the basis of life on Earth.