Carbon is a commonly found chemical element that is abundant in the universe. Some forms of carbon can be seen unlike other chemicals. For example, diamond is the hardest form of carbon, coal and graphite are other forms of carbon.
Carbon is placed at number 6 on the periodic table and is one of the most abundant elements in universe and in the earth’s crust. It is also the fundamental building block of all organisms. Hence, compounds of Carbon are known as organic compounds, and the study of Carbon compounds is known as Organic Chemistry.