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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

How much of the human body is carbon?

  By GK Planet Team       Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Q. How much of the human body is made of carbon?
Answer: The percentage of Carbon in Human Body is around 18.5%

Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Only about 0.85% is composed of another five elements: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium. All 11 are necessary for life. The remaining elements are trace elements, of which more than a dozen are thought on the basis of good evidence to be necessary for life. All of the mass of the trace elements put together (less than 10 grams for a human body) do not add up to the body mass of magnesium, the least common of the 11 non-trace elements.

What percentage of a human is carbon?

Answer: 18.5%

Roughly 96 percent of the mass of the human body is made up of just four elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, with a lot of that in the form of water. The remaining 4 percent is a sparse sampling of the periodic table of elements.

Why do we need the carbon?

Carbon helps with cellular respiration by which your body releases energy stored in glucose and the glucose compound is composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.Carbon makes up 18% of the human body. Sugars in the body like glucose hold carbon elements. And carbon is ingested into the body by eating carbohydrates.
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