Carbon occurs in nature in free state as well as in combined state.
- Free state: Diamond , Graphite , Coal
- Combined state :
Gaseous state: 1) In the atmosphere, 2) As a natural gas and petroleum gas
Liquid state: 1) Natural waters - Soluble carbonates and bicarbonates
Solid state: 1) In wood (cellulose)
- Mineral deposits of metallic carbonates