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# What is the atomic number of carbon?

Atomic number of Carbon : 6

The atomic number of carbon atom is 6, as atomic number is the number of protons in an atom.

In a carbon atom, there are 6 protons and 6 electrons. So Atomic Number (denoted by "Z") for carbon atom is 6, while the atomic mass "A" which is the sum of protons and neutrons "n" in an atom. A = Z+n A = 6+6 A=12  for carbon atom