Dictionary » C » Carbon

Carbon

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.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?

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 ...

See entire post
by BasicBiology
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:47 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?

... to be covered with wax or something alike, which will slow the decay, but I don't see really a reason, why should that be an advantage in reducing carbon footprint.

See entire post
by JackBean
Tue May 13, 2014 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?
Replies: 2
Views: 460

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.

See entire post
by Gannet
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?
Replies: 2
Views: 460

biology

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

See entire post
by geanna
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:02 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: biology
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

A question about what living organisms are made up of.

So, the cells are made up of carbon-based molecules. What other elements than carbon do the organic molecules that make up a cell consist of ? Thanks a lot.

See entire post
by Anonymous99
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: A question about what living organisms are made up of.
Replies: 8
Views: 2200
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 22,651 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link