Dating uses the properties of atoms
We know a minimum of about 1 million organic components and this number increases rapidly every year.
We know that it is older than Christendom, but whether by a couple of years or a couple of centuries, or even by more than a millenium, we can do no more than guess." [Rasmus Nyerup, (Danish antiquarian), 1802 (in Trigger, 19)]. The transition metals are elements between Groups 2 and 13 in the periodic table.The periodic table is a chart that shows how chemical elements are related to one another.Chemically pure carbon can be prepared by termic decomposition of sugar (sucrose) in absence of air.The physical and chemical properties of carbon depend on the crystalline structure of the element.