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Carbon

(Science: chemistry, element) Sixth element (Z=6) in the periodic table, has 6 protons, often described as the basis of life on earth because of its chemical properties, has potential for use with silicon as a low-activation structural material for fusion reactors, in the form silicon carbide.

carbon tiles are often used in plasma-facing components because its low Z makes carbon a relatively nice impurity. It is also useful as a neutron moderator.

See: low-activation materials, plasma-facing components.

Abbreviation: c An abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds.An element that is characteristically in all organic compounds. With a valency of four, carbon can bond with four other atoms. Carbohydrates consists of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms for example, where th.


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... and give you more input. Nevertheless, I hope this helps you anyway Edit: oh, and one more thing. For bacteria to grow, they need some kind of carbon source (e.g. organic matter). This is usually in the form of basic sugars such as glucose or lactose. How do they grow if their growth conditions ...

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Obviously plants are carbon sinks, but unless the carbon that they remove form the atmosphere is locked up indefinitely in their tissue, it will find its way back into the atmosphere through respiration. Leaves are generally poor long ...

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Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?

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Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?

... from the Acuba still look the same as the day I cut them, which got me wondering that maybe evergreens, because of their slow decay have a smaller carbon footprint then deciduous plants.

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which process removes carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere? a) combustion b) decomposition c) photosynthesis d) respiration

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