Essays Tagged: "Carbon"

The Alkanes

ALKANESThe alkanes are the simplest form of organic compounds. They are made up ofonly Carbon atoms and Hydrogen atoms. All of the bonds are single and the numberof hydrogen atoms versus ... ropane is oxidized. C3H8 + 2O2 ----> H2O + 3CTechnically under perfect conditions only water and carbon are given off. But I'msure that there would be Carbon dioxide or monoxide also.In the anythin ...

(1 pages) 30 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

descriptive writting of a football game where I was injured. High in sensory detail.

d of a canyon echo would give justice to sound of the plays the safeties ran in from the sidelines. Carbon High Schools quarterback barked the cadence, like a chihuahua chasing the mailman.The faint s ... hers but tells of the effort on both sides. The strongest smell of all was fear. It was coming from Carbons running back. This scent is very strong and sweet, kind of like cotton candy at the state fa ...

(6 pages) 138 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Investigate the amount of energy released when different fuels burn

y is produced when burning these alcohols. Alcohol's react with oxygen in the air to form water and carbon dioxide.The reaction that is involved in burning alcohols is exothermic because heat is given ... r than that of the product.The energy is given out when forming the bonds between the new water and carbon dioxide molecules. The amount of energy produced by such exothermic reactions can be calculat ...

(5 pages) 35 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

5 minuet oral on 'carbon' the element incl. bibliography

Carbon is the sixth most common element on Earth; it is an essential part of nearly all living thing ... it is an essential part of nearly all living things. 94% of the six million known compounds contain carbon, this is far more than any other element ever discovered. It has the lowest melting point of ... it is a solid. It has an atomic weight of 12.0107 and its atomic number is 6 making it a non-metal.Carbon in the form of diamond is the hardest natural material on earth. Carbon is found in a wide va ...

(5 pages) 27 1 3.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Matter Cycles

h an ecosystem, chemicals do. Among the many cycles of matter, the water, nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon are the most important ones! These cycles are composed of atoms and molecules which are const ... re composed of atoms and molecules which are constantly moving between living and nonliving systems.Carbon is a basic building block of all life on Earth because it has the ability to form long chains ...

(1 pages) 32 0 2.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Building Blocks of Biology

and center) and 2D (right) representations of the terpenoid, atisane. In the 3D model on the left, carbon atoms are represented by gray spheres, white spheres represent the hydrogen atoms and the cyl ... ed) and negative (blue) electric charge. In the 3D model (center), the light-blue spheres represent carbon atoms, the white spheres are hydrogen atoms, and the cylinders in between the atoms correspon ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Diamond and Graphite.

ive the differences between DIAMOND and GRAPHITE.Diamond GraphiteMOLECULE STRUCTURE Carbon atoms form a single bond to four other atoms. They are arranged in tetrahedral geometry. They ... four other atoms. They are arranged in tetrahedral geometry. They are shaped in cubes. Each carbon atom is bonded with three neighbours. They are shaped hexagonal.PHYSICAL APPERANCE Di ...

(4 pages) 21 1 1.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Carbon.

Carbon, an element discovered before history itself, is one of the most abundant elements in the uni ... e 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 basis of life itself (WWW 1).Carbon occur ... ls. Diamonds of true gem quality are not made in this way (Beggott 3-4).Graphite is another form of carbon. It occurs as a mineral in nature, but it can be made artificially from amorphous carbon. One ...

(4 pages) 25 0 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Carbon Fibres.

Carbon Fibres, Carbon-Polymer Composites and Carbon-Carbon CompositesCarbon-Polymer composites consi ... an be either a thermosetting resin such as epoxy or a thermoplastic resin such as PEEK. While woven carbon fibre is available un-coated for use in wet lay up manufacturing, the majority of carbon fibr ... cturing, the majority of carbon fibre is pre-coated or pre-impregnated (pre-preg) with the polymer. Carbon-carbon composites consist of highly-ordered graphite fibers embedded in a carbon matrix. C-C ...

(7 pages) 38 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Materials Selection and Testing. A description of the properties of various different materials.

lection and TestingOutcome 3Q3.1.(a).- Mechanical Drive Shaft - A suitable material would be medium carbon steel.- Electrical Socket - Suitable materials for this would be, brass cable terminals, plas ... d steel screws.- Welded Pressure Vessel - A suitable material would be manganese steel.(b).- Medium carbon steel - A drive shaft is required to be strong, tough, have high fatigue resistance and a hig ...

(1 pages) 27 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Manufacturing Engineering

Carbon and its allotropes

Carbon: Carbon, with symbol C is a non-metallic chemical element. It is a Halogen with the Atomic Nu ... s a non-metallic chemical element. It is a Halogen with the Atomic Number 6 in group IV, period II. Carbon is not very plentiful, it only makes up 0.025% of the Earth's crust, but it still forms more ... 25% of the Earth's crust, but it still forms more compounds than all of the other elements combined.Carbon can exist in a variety of different physical forms. These include:Diamond: Diamond is one of ...

(1 pages) 30 1 3.8 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Alkanes & Alkenes

AlkanesPhysical properties:The chemistry of carbon compounds is called organic chemistry. There are millions of organic chemicals, but they can ... series. The main source of alkanes is from crude oil.Alkanes are covalent compounds. They are hydrocarbons, which means they contain hydrogen and carbon. The general formula for an alkane is .Propert ... ane C8H18 -57 126 0.72 LiquidThe first four alkanes are gases at room temperature.Alkanes with 5-17 carbon atoms are liquids.Alkanes with 18 or more carbon atoms are solids.As the number of carbon ato ...

(2 pages) 17 0 2.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Allotropes of Carbon

Allotropes are the existence of an element in more than one form. Carbon is one of the elements that contain many allotropes. Each allotrope of carbon has its own dif ... ntain many allotropes. Each allotrope of carbon has its own different properties. The allotropes of carbon are diamond, graphite, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanobuds, amorphous carbon, glass ... e, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanobuds, amorphous carbon, glassy carbon, lonsdaleite, and carbon nanofoam.Diamond is the best know allotrope of carbon. It is the hardest known natural minera ...

(3 pages) 9 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Carbon Family

Carbon Family The Carbon family is made up of five elements; carbon, silicon, germanium, tin, and le ... ive elements; carbon, silicon, germanium, tin, and lead. This family is found in, group 14. Carbon the first in the family is the sixth most abundant element in the known Universe. Common carb ... s the sixth most abundant element in the known Universe. Common carbon compounds include the gasses carbon dioxide and methane.Most carbon is taken from the ground in the form of coal and diamonds. Ca ...

(2 pages) 3181 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Carbon dioxide

Carbon Dioxide is an unreactive, colourless, odourless gas that occurs in small quantities in the ea ... rth's atmosphere naturally. The earth's ocean, soil, plants and animals release CO2. The formula of Carbon Dioxide is CO2. The CO2 molecule contains 2 oxygen atoms that each share 2 electrons with a c ... . The CO2 molecule contains 2 oxygen atoms that each share 2 electrons with a carbon atom to form 2 carbon - oxygen double bonds. The atoms are arranged as so (OHT). This is called a 'linear molecule' ...

(3 pages) 19 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Carbon Cycle

Carbon, which exists in the earth's atmosphere generally as carbon dioxide gas (CO2) needs a continu ... dioxide gas (CO2) needs a continuous natural cycle in order to keep their existence. Animals obtain carbon from the plant they eat and breathe out carbon dioxide as the waste product of their metaboli ... eir metabolism process. The similar thing happens to human being and aquatic animals. In other way, carbon from dissolved litter released into the air by the soil respiration process. Industrial activ ...

(1 pages) 785 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Fuel fundamentals

Most fuels are hydrocarbons, that is, chemical compounds made up only of hydrogen and carbon. Hydrocarbons are part of t ... rbon. Hydrocarbons are part of the larger family of organic compounds. Any compound that contains a carbon atom is referred to as an organic compound. The reason is that carbon compounds were first id ... things.” Organic compounds are plentiful. More than 90 percent of all known compounds contain carbon.A molecular formula indicates the number of atoms of each element in one molecule of a compou ...

(2 pages) 19 0 4.5 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Chemical Engineering

Should We Be Concerned About The Greenhouse Effect?

use effect, by definition is the process by which the at​mosphere is assailed by an excess of carbon dioxide. What happens is that carbon dioxide released in large quantities by industry collect ... atmosphere. Because of this, part of the heat that is reflected from the earth is absorbed by this carbon dioxide and returned to the earth as heat. This shield, so to speak, lets the sun​light ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2011

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science