Essays Tagged: "carbon atoms"


group joined to either an alkyl group or a cycloalkyl group. A hydroxyl group is an OH joined to a carbon atom and a cycloalkyl group is a ring of six carbon atoms that is arranged in a hexagonal sha ... shape.Naming alcoholsNaming alcohols is not difficult. Basically, you identify the longest chain of carbon atoms. Then you take the name of the 'alkane' or 'alkene' (as if the hydroxyl group weren't t ...

(4 pages) 139 0 4.1 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

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

Independent Study Assignment Chemistry (SCHOA1)

Identify the following organic compounds:1: Hydrocarbons.Hydrocarbons are chemical compounds of hydrogen and carbon; also called an organic compound. ... arbons are chemical compounds of hydrogen and carbon; also called an organic compound. Hydrogen and carbon atoms can be combined in virtually countless ways to make a diversity of products. Carbon ato ... irtually countless ways to make a diversity of products. Carbon atoms form the skeleton of the hydrocarbon molecule, and may be arranged in chains (aliphatic) or rings (cyclic). There are three princi ...

(6 pages) 130 0 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Lab write up on finding organic compounds in common everyday foods

Lipids are used to store energy. They include fats oils and waxes. They contain mostly hydrogen and carbon atoms. Carbohydrates are a main source of energy for most living things. Proteins are one of ... ving things. Proteins are one of the more diverse macromolecules. Proteins are made up of Nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They are made up of hydrogen carbon and oxygen atoms. Some examples are ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

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

Diamond Mining Industry in Australia

s', which means unconquerable, referring to its hardness. Diamonds are transparent gems composed of carbon and are the hardest natural substance in the world. In addition to this, they also have the h ... one. Diamonds typically crystallize in the cubic crystal system and consist of tetrahedrally bonded carbon atoms. The quality of diamonds can be split broadly into the categories; gem, near gem, indus ...

(7 pages) 39 1 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

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

Argument Against Cognitive Relativism

hemist or physicist would claim that the paper is made out of wood from trees, which is composed of carbon atoms. However, an Aristotelian follower of physics would claim that the paper is made of ear ... ive to the perspectives of both Aristotelian and modern scientist, that the paper is indeed made of carbon atoms whilst simultaneously made out of earth, water, air and fire. In short, there is no fac ...

(5 pages) 28 0 3.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What is an alloy?

classified into two main categories:Interstitial alloy.It is when smaller elements, such as boron, carbon, nitrogen, or silicon, fill the spaces or interstice of the main metallic structure or solven ... ice of the main metallic structure or solvent. For example, steel is an interstitial alloy in which carbon atoms fill the holes between the crystal structures of iron.Substitutional alloyIt is formed ...

(2 pages) 2472 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Food Journal Analysis and Personal Diet and Activity Plan

o or less than 10% of saturated fat. Essentially saturated fatty acids contain all the hydrogen the carbon atoms are able to hold. Saturated fats are typically solid at room temperature, and they are ...

(6 pages) 50 0 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays


to, steroids are any of a large class of organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings fused together. But that's not what we think of when we hear the ... se their signing bonus if they violate the policy. On top of that, the league will make more use of carbon isotope ratio testing on a random basis. The NFL is also the only North American sports leagu ...

(6 pages) 19 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Alcohol and Driving

know?In chemistry, an alcohol is any organic compound in which a hydroxyl group (-OH) is bound to a carbon atom of an alkyl or substituted alkyl group. The general formula for a simple acyclic alcohol ... s of alcohols: primary (1°), secondary (2°) and tertiary (3°), based upon the number of carbon atoms the C-OH group's carbon (shown in red) is bonded to. Ethanol is a simple 'primary' alco ...

(5 pages) 13 1 3.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Year 12 Chemistry: Production of Materials. Ethanol Research Task

molecule of water is released as one product.A hydrogen atom and OH group are removed from adjacent carbon atoms to form the water molecule. Each carbon atom has an unpaired electron and both of them ... rm the water molecule. Each carbon atom has an unpaired electron and both of them join up to form a carbon-carbon double bond.The dehydration of ethanol involves ethanol being heated to about 180oC wi ...

(7 pages) 15 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Fossil Fuels

sources. �Natural Gas and Petroleum are organic compounds that consist of only Hydrogen and Carbon atoms- Hydrocarbons. Through fractional distillation of Petroleum, desired smaller compounds ... . They are insoluble in water, and when burnt in sufficient oxygen- the only products are water and carbon dioxide. But when burned in insufficient oxygen- Carbon monoxide and Soot are produced, and t ...

(7 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2011

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry