• Combustion Carbon Dioxide Oxygen Heat Gas
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    COMBUSTIOn & carbon Dioxide Research By Rab on Hutcherson II. Combustion and carbon dioxide, what are they When people think of combustion they probably think of simple just bursting into flames; and for carbon dioxide you probably think of what we breath out and what plants take from the air and turn to oxygen. Even though these thoughts are true there is much more to combustion and carbon dioxide. Things you might not think of about combustion are, mathematical equations, models, solutions and...
  • Carbon Fiber Fibers Polymer Properties
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    Carbon fiber Carbon fibers are produced by using heat to chemically change rayon or acrylic fibers. Carbonization occurs at temperatures of 1000^0 C to 2500^0 C in an inert atmosphere. Carbon fibers are converted to graphite at temperatures above 2500^0 C. Carbon and graphite fibers can also be made from pitch, a residual petroleum product. Products that use carbon fibers include heat-shielding materials, aircraft fuselages and wings, spacecraft structures, and sports equipment. You can golf, ri...
  • Carbohydrate Structure And Function
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    Carbohydrate Structure and Function Carbohydrates are molecules composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. They are polymers of the basic units called monnosaccarides. Dissaccharides are compound sugars, composed of two monosaccharides, (simple sugars) bonded together. Molecular Structure For example, two molecules of glucose can bond together to form the Disaccharide Maltose. Sucrose and Lactose are other common Disaccharides. Dissaccharides are formed through condensation reactions that result ...
  • Bicarbonate A Good Buffer For Blood
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    Bicarbonate: A good buffer for blood Most carbon dioxide generated during metabolism is transported in the form of bicarbonate ions, which result from the dissociation of carbonic acid formed in the red blood cells from the chemical union of carbon dioxide and water. Hydrogen ions from the dissociation are bound to hemoglobin and other proteins, serving to buffer the blood. The entire process is reversed when blood enters the lungs, allowing free carbon dioxide to diffuse into the environment. O...
  • Carbon Monoxide People Cspc Levels
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    The Invisible Killer Nearly three hundred people in the United States alone, die from the poisonous gas called carbon monoxide every year. Several thousand others go to hospital emergency rooms for treatment of this serious adverse dormant gas every year as well (CSPC 466). Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, latent gas produced by the incomplete burning of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (CPSC 464). Appliances fueled with natural gas, coal, liquefied petroleum oil, kerosen...
  • Carbon Monoxide Cars Fuel Air
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    Car Pollution Driving a car is the most polluting act an average citizen commits. Emissions from cars is going up in Canada and the US despite attempts to make engines more fuel-efficient. The main reason is that cars are getting bigger and pick-up trucks and sport / utility vehicles replacing smaller, lighter cars. The average new vehicle in 1998 consumed more fuel than its counterpart in 1988. Exhaust from engines combine to produce adverse effects on the health of drivers and all other people...
  • Carbon The King Of Elements
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    When you look at the periodic table, you see a lot of letters, some numbers, different colors, and areas divided into rows and sections. There is one element on the periodic table that stands out above and beyond others, an element you should be greatful for it's discovery! That element, of course, being the one and only atomic number 6 Carbon! Now, you might be asking yourself what is so special about Carbon I don't even know what it does let alone it's importance to us! However, through out th...
  • Ball 1996 Carbon Fullerenes Atoms
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    The Scientific Significance of Buckyballs by Chemistry Section General Chemistry Prof. Spring 199 Until the mid-1980 s, elemental carbon was believed only to exhibit two main allotropic forms, diamond and graphite, both of which are covalent-network solids. However, Nobel Prize winning research conducted in the United States and Europe has confirmed the existence of a third previously unknown form of carbon- buckminsterfullerene (C 60). The discovery of buckminsterfullerene's, named after Richar...
  • Water Nitrogen Carbon And Phosphorous Cycles
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    The carbon cycle deals with the interaction of carbon between living organisms and the nonliving environment. This cycle is a process through which all carbon rotates. The main result of the carbon cycle is to serve as a great natural "recycler" of carbon atoms. The cycle works in a very basic way. First, carbon is taken from carbon dioxide found in the air. Plants take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it, combined with water they g...
  • Bucky Ball Carbon Atom
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    As with many important scientific discoveries, buckyball was discovered by accident. In 1985, the American chemist R. E. Smalley at Rice University, the British chemist H. F. Kroto at Sussex, and graduate students working under their direction were studying the nature of interstellar matter. They wanted to know what forms of carbon-containing materials can be found between the stars. The overall strategy of the research was to compare spectroscopic readings from unidentified matter in interstel...
  • Carbon Compounds Molecules Energy
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    I. Introduction A. The History of Carbon II. Occurrences in Nature A. Diamond B. Graphite C. Coal and Charcoal D. Amorphous Carbon III. Carbon Compounds A. Inorganic B. Organic IV. The Carbon Cycle. Conclusion Carbon, an element discovered before history itself, is one of the most abundant elements in the universe. It can be found in the sun, the stars, comets, and the atmospheres of most planets. There are close to ten million known carbon compounds, many thousands of which are vital to the b...
  • Important Chemical Elements Food Web
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    I believe that the three most important elements that exist are nitrogen, carbon and oxygen. Nitrogen is extremely valuable because it is such a large part of the food web. Carbon is important because it is also part of the food web due to the fact that it plays such an important role in the structure of all living things and many nonliving things. Carbon also provides our natural fuel. Oxygen is important because it is essential in many processes that enable life and in the transformation of e...
  • Carbon Monoxide Gas Symptoms Detectors
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    Imagine a killer perfect enough to travel through the corridors of your home completely undetectable to the eye of its prey. It can't be heard, can't be smelled, and before you or anyone in your household realizes that something is wrong, it could already be too late. Over ten thousand people fall victim to carbon monoxide poisoning and over one thousand five hundred die per year of this gas so deadly, it is referred to as the "silent killer" ("What Is Carbon Monoxide?" ). Carbon monoxide, or CO...
  • Benzene Carbon Carbon Bond
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    Benzene Benzene, C (6) H (6), is a clear, colorless, flammable liquid that is insoluble in water. Its boiling point is 80 degrees C (176 degrees F). In the past benzene was obtained from the distillation of coal in the absence of air. Today most benzene is made synthetically from petroleum products. The benzene is a closed ring of six atoms connected by bonds that resonate between single and double bonds; each carbon is also bound to a single atom. Benzene is insoluble in water but mixes in all ...
  • Car Pollution Carbon Dioxide
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    Since the invention of the automobile, man has put on this earth millions upon millions of cars. These automobiles that we so frequently use, are now polluting the environment we live in. Our cars are now the single greatest contributors of poisonous gases in our environment today. These poisonous gases not only take their toll on the environment, but they also have a harmful affect on our lives as well. These gases create many serious environmental problems, which in turn affect the health of a...
  • Kreb S Cycle Reactions Light Carbon
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    PHOTOSYNTHESIS General Info Dean: "To make with light" Reactants (Ingredients) CO 2, H 2 O, Sunlight, chlorophyll Products Food (C 6 H 12 O 6 = glucose) and O 2 Overall Reaction Photosynthesis is actually a series of two reactions. Light reactions (require sunlight) chlorophyll uses sunlight to split water and form oxygen and chemical energy. Dark reactions (don t require light) use chemical energy from light reaction to convert carbon dioxide into glucose. Where does photosynthesis take place S...
  • Deforestation Carbon Dioxide
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    DEFORESTATION Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests and woodlands. The population requires food production; deforestation occurs as the forests are converted for agricultural uses. Deforestation has resulted in the reduction of indigenous forests to four-fifths of their pre-agricultural area. Indigenous forests now cover 21% of the earth s land surface. In the last three decades one fifth of all tropical forests were lost. Currently at the rate in which deforestation is occurrin...
  • Organic Chemistry Carbon Compounds Compound
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    Organic Chemistry is the study of carbon containing compounds. Which may include numerous important compounds, just to name a few of them, are methane (natural gas), sugar, and aspirin, most biological compounds are organic. Inorganic Compounds deals with compounds found primarily in the nonliving parts of the earth which are for instance; rocks, water and air. I will be distinguishing between organic and inorganic and their characteristics. I will also be including their properties, which repr...
  • Carbon Dioxide Discovery Of Co2
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    Joseph Black was best known for his discovery and chemical activity of carbon dioxide. Black was born in Bordeaux, France, and went to school at the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland. He was professor of chemistry, medicine, and anatomy at the University of Glasgow from 1756 to 1766. He became a professor of chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. In about 1761 Black discovered latent heat, and three years later he measured the latent heat of steam. His student and assistant J...
  • Is Carbon Dating Accurate
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    Is carbon dating accurate? Carbon dating, used since 1948, is currently the main method of testing artifacts for age. My objective through this essay is to disprove the accuracy of the Carbon 14 dating method. William Libby invented carbon dating in 1948. It works on the principle that the carbon 14-C, is radioactive. It decays at a? known? rate called a half-life. This is balanced by the fact that 14-C is constantly produced in atmospheric reactions. Because of this, 14-C and it? s breakdown p...