My physical properties are I am a non-metal, the state of matter I am at room temperature is a solid. At real high like 900 degrees, I will melt down and turn into carbon dioxide or monoxide. The color I am depends on what I come from. My texture is a smooth texture, and I will not dissolve in water.
On the Earth I am found in the crust and on the dead remains of animals. My collecting process is by drilling because of the natural resources in the crust has me, carbon in it, also in the grass from the remains of dead animals. Five major uses of me is gasoline (for automobiles), grass for the animals, oil, fire, and for our food that people eat.
The affect on life I have is that I am very important, without me life could not go on. I am a necessary for humans because I produce the grass for animals, which produces food for people. In my option I can not be replaced by another element. I need to be around.