Is 'C' a mono-atomic molecule?

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Is C a mono-atomic molecule? As I know molecules made of two or more than two atoms such as O2, N2, HCl etc but what's about carbon? like below
C + O2 = CO2
Could you please explain the matter so that I can understand the concept well?
 

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C is an element and it comes as atoms. Like Fe and others the atoms can form a crystal e.g. diamond.

Mono-atomic molecules are generally called 'atoms' so it's no wonder you expect two or more atoms in a molecule.
 
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C is an element and it comes as atoms. Like Fe and others the atoms can form a crystal e.g. diamond.

Mono-atomic molecules are generally called 'atoms' so it's no wonder you expect two or more atoms in a molecule.
So, can't I call 'C' a molecule?
 
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