Gallery pages are further down which may give you some ideas of what to collect.

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Along with hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur, carbon is a building block of biochemical molecules ranging from fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to active substances such as hormones.

All carbon atoms have a nucleus containing six protons.

The rate at which C atoms, half of them will decay in 5730 years.

Since this rate is slow relative to the movement of carbon through food chains (from plants to animals to bacteria) all carbon in biomass at earth's surface contains atmospheric levels of C is present at atmospheric levels, the molecule must derive from a recent plant product.

In my case I collect Railway Zippos, Marlboro Zippos and anything else that I see and take a fancy to!

Further suggestions on Zippo collecting themes can be found here This site is updated regularly and the latest updates can be viewed by clicking on the train below.

They have masses of 13 and 14 respectively and are referred to as "carbon-13" and "carbon-14." If two atoms have equal numbers of protons but differing numbers of neutrons, one is said to be an "isotope" of the other.

Carbon-13 and carbon-14 are thus isotopes of carbon-12.

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