Compounds of carbon


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Compounds of carbon (Chem) those compounds consisting largely of carbon, commonly produced by animals and plants, and hence called organic compounds, though their synthesis may be effected in many cases in the laboratory.
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  • Mike Adams
    Mike Adams
    “Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.”


In literature:

The first effect of the heat is to set free the volatile compounds of carbon and hydrogen.
"Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf" by Jane H. Newell
Yet this parable of the carbon compounds is a fair sample of all that science can tell us when we come to ultimates.
"Prose Fancies (Second Series)" by Richard Le Gallienne
Baryta and its compounds give, when fused with carbonate of soda upon platinum foil, a clear bead.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
We must then have recourse to the compounds of carbon.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Carbon, for instance, enters into hundreds of new compounds in the organic world that are unknown in the inorganic world.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
The former is composed largely of a mixture of free hydrogen and gaseous compounds of carbon and hydrogen.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
The flutings are due to compounds of carbon.
"Lectures on Stellar Statistics" by Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
An introduction to the study of the compounds of carbon.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
If I am not mistaken, it must be a compound salt, formed by the union of carbonic acid with potash.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Its springs of soda and iron belong to the class of weak compound carbonated soda waters.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Carbon dioxide gets all the attention, but there are a host of compounds responsible for global warming.
SAM is the rover 's onboard chemistry lab, and it's capable of identifying organic compounds — the carbon-containing building blocks of life as we know it.
Scientists said Monday a scoop of sandy soil analyzed by the rover 's chemistry lab contained water and a mix of chemicals, but not the complex carbon-based compounds considered necessary for microbial life.

In science:

Soon after the discovery of carbon nanotubes,1 it was recognized that these compounds can have electronic properties ranging from semiconducting to metallic, depending on the details of their atomic structure (see chapter 19 in Ref. 2).
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
Alternatively, SiC, graphite, and other carbon compounds could dominate the interiors of planets formed under conditions where C/O > 1 by number (Kuchner & Seager 2005), but we have not considered this possibility here.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
Photochemistry may also play a role in producing condensates, for instance sulphur or carbon compounds, that could affect the spectral signatures of the planetary atmosphere (Zahnle et al. 2009b).
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
Another type of candidate for condensates in hot Jupiter atmospheres are photochemical compounds, for instance sulphur and carbon soots produces by stellar UV radiation in the upper part of the atmosphere.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
If our hypothesis about the chemical history of single carbon is valid, it is possible that only methane or compounds synthesized from methane should be used. A goal of the R&D program is to determine adequate sources of methane that meet these requirements.
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC