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# How many carbon atoms are in a compound?

Updated: 10/17/2022

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14y ago

There are over a million compounds with (all diferent) numbers of carbon atoms in it. So this question has so many answers that it actually has NO answer: NO meaning not one

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### Is methane gass an element mixture or compound?

methane is a compound as one carbon atoms combines with 4 hydrogen atoms.

### Is there a cyclic compound with carbon atoms only?

No: If a material contained carbon atoms only, it would be an element, not a compound.

### A molecule of an organic compound has twice as many hydrogen atoms as carbon atoms and the same of oxygen atoms as carbon atoms The molecular mass of this compound is 120u What is the MolecularFormula?

The compound has a 3:6:3 ratio of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Given the molecular mass of 120u, we can calculate the approximate percent composition of each element. The compound is likely C3H6O3, which simplifies to CH2O.

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### Are atoms a compound?

Atoms are elements, not compounds. Compounds are composed of two or more different atoms. For example, the element carbon, with the symbol C, is composed of atoms. If you combine carbon and oxygen to make carbon dioxide (CO2) then you have a compound, composed of molecules, each of which have 3 atoms, one carbon and two oxygen.

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### How many carbon atoms in an isocitrate?

There are six carbon atoms in an isocitrate molecule.

### Is carbon atoms and oxygen atoms a compound?

NO!!! Carbon atoms are not a compound Oxygen atoms are not a compound. However, they do combine to form the compound carbon dioxide (CO2)

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### Is methane gass an element mixture or compound?

methane is a compound as one carbon atoms combines with 4 hydrogen atoms.

### A molecule of an organic compound has twice as many hydrogen atoms as carbon atoms and the same of oxygen atoms as carbon atoms The molecular mass of this compound is 120u What is the MolecularFormula?

The compound has a 3:6:3 ratio of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Given the molecular mass of 120u, we can calculate the approximate percent composition of each element. The compound is likely C3H6O3, which simplifies to CH2O.

### Is there a cyclic compound with carbon atoms only?

No: If a material contained carbon atoms only, it would be an element, not a compound.

### What compound is a compound with no combination of carbon atoms?

an inorganic compound

### How many atoms are in a carbon dixiode?

Carbon Dioxide is a chemical compound composed of two oxygen atoms covalently bonded to a single carbon atom. I guess that makes 3 atoms.

### How many atoms are in a covalent compound?

It can vary widely. A covalent compound can contain a few as 2 atoms (such as carbon monoxide), or as many as several billion, such as DNA.

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### What compound is carbon made from?

Carbon is not made form any compound. It is an element composed only of carbon atoms.