# Do molecules containing only carbon exist?

Why doesn't carbon form bonds with itself to form a molecule? Carbon shows the property of catenation, so why doesn't it form a cyclic molecule such as:

 C = C
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C = C

• graphene, diamond, fullerenes ... – gilleain Nov 15 '18 at 9:23
• also relevant : chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/43887/… – gilleain Nov 15 '18 at 11:58
• buckyball also... – MaxW Nov 15 '18 at 20:55
• Diamond and graphene if not engineered down do not qualify as molecules. Buckyballs is a nik for Buckminsterfullerenes. See Oscar Lanzi below for an answer – Alchimista Nov 17 '18 at 17:43