carbon atom

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Noun1.carbon atom - an atom of carbon
atom - (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
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For example, in a diamond every carbon atom is bonded to four neighboring carbons, whereas in graphite, every carbon atom is bonded to three neighboring carbons.
For example, for a diamond we have the radius of the carbon atom [r.sub.a] = 0.077, and the distance between the reflection planes (interatomic) d = 0.356 nm.
In Table 1,1.68 silicon and 2.33 carbon atoms on average are bonded to each silicon atom, that is, [z.sub.Si-Si] = 1.68 and [z.sub.Si-C] = 2.33, whereas 1.39 carbon and 2.33 silicon atoms are bonded to each carbon atom, that is, [z.sub.C-C] = 1.39 and [z.sub.C-Si] = 2.33.
So say NASA researchers who have found that molecules containing fluorine atoms are especially effective at trapping heat particularly when several of them bond with a single carbon atom, such as in fluorocarbons.
The approach improves visualization and understanding of all nanostructures and enables calculation of their carbon atom numbers, he added.Pointing to the results of the study, Bidgoli reiterated, "The results demonstrate that carbon atom numbers in these structures breed a sequence that has infinite harmonies and follows a simple formula.
In another embodiment, the branched alkyl functional group has from 3 to 8 carbon atoms. In another embodiment, the branched alkyl functional group is a tertiary carbon atom, such as tert-butyl.
One carbon atom combines with two oxygen atoms to form carbon dioxide (CO2).
And crucially, the process doesn't add any extra carbon to the atmosphere, since each carbon atom being released by the reconstituter has already been inhaled from the atmosphere by plants.
In the case of methane, once the four hydrogen bonds are broken, the carbon atom seeks electrons to fill the gaps in its outer shell.
Unfortunately the new molecule is destroyed when it rips hydrogen atoms off a carbon atom. For uranium nitride to become commercially viable, it would have to knock one hydrogen atom after another and not destroy itself in the process.
Methane gas is composed of four hydrogen atoms around a carbon atom. But under such extreme heat and pressure, the bonds that hold the atoms dissolve.