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Carbon is one of the elements which all living things are composed of. The most common form of carbon is carbon which has 6 protons and 6 neutrons.

These isotopes are called carbon and carbon respectively. Carbon, the isot ope with 8 neutrons, is created in the atmosphere.

Cosmic rays enter the atmosphere from space Pbs radiocarbon dating create energetic neutrons. When one of these energetic neutrons collides with a nitrogen atom 7 protons and 7 neutronsit forces out one of the protons, creating a Carbon atom 6 protons and 8 neutrons. Defining the age of a rock or cave painting from Learn Chemistry.

This picture shows leaves found within a core, before they are removed for C14 analysis. Though 14 C is present in all living things, it is a rare, unstable isotope which means that over time it decays.

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