Carbon Essay

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  • The History of Carbon

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    element on the Periodic Table is Carbon. Carbon’s name originated from the Latin word “carbo.”This in Latin actually means charcoal, which is the first basic form Carbon was used for. (“History of Carbon”)There are many compounds that Carbon is found in our world. Carbon was first found in prehistoric times and therefore there is no true discoverer. In these times the Egyptians and Sumerians used charcoal, a form of carbon, to reduce metals to make bronze. (“History of Carbon”) Later, charcoal was used

  • What Is Carbon?

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    Sumerians in 3750 B.C. It was not until near the end of the eighteenth century was carbon an official element. It was "discovered" by A.L. Lavoisier in France. Carbon can be found in coal deposits, some stars, atmospheres of many planets, meteorites, fossilized remains, and in all living things. Carbon's name originated from the Greek word, "carbo", which means "charcoal" or "coal". The atomic number of carbon is six and the atomic mass is 12.0115. The number of electrons, protons, and neutrons

  • The Carbon Cycle

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    along a chain of processes is called a cycle, the series of processes in which the carbon atom goes through is called the carbon cycle. Each Carbon is the fourth most affluent element in the universe and is an important part of most molecules that make up most of the world’s natural resources and organic matter, which is why the carbon cycle is one of the most important cycles on earth. Through-out the cycle, carbon can become several different forms such as sugar, oil, diamond and marble. Processes

  • Graphene : A Sheet Of Carbon

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    Graphene, a sheet of carbon that is a single atom thick, is the strongest material on earth, silicone-based putty (or silly putty) is the one of the softest, and oddest. When the two got together, electricity happened. Approximately two-and-one-half years ago, researchers in Jonathon Coleman’s lab combined broken sheets of graphene with the toy putty and created G-Putty, a super-sensitive material that detects minuscule changes in pressure to the material. When they placed G-Putty on a lab mate’s

  • How Carbon Is Formed

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    Carbon, this element has a lot of information to offer. By the end of this essay you will only know a handful of information on carbon. This essay will be talking about where carbon is located on the table, when and who discovered carbon, and how carbon can be used. Carbon is located in group 14 of the Periodic Table of Elements. The classification of Carbon is a non-metal. The name carbon comes from the Latin name carbo for coal and charcoal. The heaviest carbon isotope os C-13, this has seven

  • Carbon Nanotubes

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    Carbon is the fundamental element for everything on Earth. All life on Earth depends on carbon. Carbon has different forms of allotropes including diamond, graphene and charcoal. Carbon is found in position 12, with 4 colvalent electrons. All the allotropes have different properties nd uses due to how the carbon atoms are bonded. Carbon is able to single, double and triple bond with other elements to form complex molecules. Carbon can also use its four electrons to form diamond, where it is strong

  • Carbon Pollution

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    As of mid-2017 it has been recorded that a concentration 407 parts per million of Carbon Dioxide are present in the atmosphere. The current Carbon Dioxide concentration in our atmosphere is the highest recorded in the past 20 million years and it is due to human activities; mainly fossil fuel consumption and deforestation. This tremendous increase in malicious greenhouse gases in our atmosphere has started to have a noticeable impact on our earth. These being increases, and decreases in temperature

  • Carbon Footprint

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    The term carbon footprint, therefore, is a shorthand to describe the best estimate that we can get of the full climate change impact of something. That something could be anything – an activity, an item, a lifestyle, a company, a country or even the whole world. CO2e? What's that? Man-made climate change, or global warming, is caused by the release of certain types of gas into the atmosphere. The dominant man-made greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), which is emitted whenever we burn fossil

  • Carbon Pollution

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    Mitigating Carbon Pollution in Texas Paramount to note, Texas is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in America. According to a yearly report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas released 652.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2016 (Leibowicz). The figure represents 10% of the entire country’s carbon emission. Markedly, the state is endowed with natural raw resources that are essential in the production of petrochemicals and chemical goods. However,

  • Chemical Reaction On Energy And Carbon

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    Preliminary Chemistry-Assessment Task 3 Research – Energy and Carbon Energy: Photosynthesis can be considered the most important chemical reaction on Earth. Most life on Earth is maintained using energy stored in the carbohydrate glucose produced by photosynthesis. Green plants contain chlorophylls, pigments, which have the ability to trap light energy. The trapped light energy is changed into chemical energy, which is stored in carbohydrates such as glucose (C6H12O6). Photosynthesis means building