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Chemical Formula of Buckminsterfullerene

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The discoveries of such materials such as buckminsterfullerene and graphene led to exploration of new fields in chemistry and Noble Prizes.

These are composed of carbon only. In mass spectrometry, there is a predominant mass/charge peak at 720 for pure buckminsterfullerene, which acquires one positive charge and which is stable in the mass spectrometer that is used.

Which of the following is the CORRECT formula of buckminsterfullerene?

A

${ }^{ 60 }C$

B

${ C }_{ 60 }$

C

${ }^{ 720 }C$

D

${ C }_{ 720 }$