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Checkout : The Most Essential Element To Life (Photos)

No element is more essential to life than carbon according to the book of nature's building blocks . The unique characteristics of carbon enable it to bond with itself and many other chemical element , therefore forming millions of compounds , more if which are constantly being discovered it synthesised .


Carbon atoms can also combine to form various shapes ,including chains ,pyramids ,rings ,sheet ,and tubes . Carbon truly is a wonder elements .

Diamond

Carbon atoms form pyramids , called tetrahedrons, making the structure extremely rigid and making diamond the hardest naturally occurring substance known . A perfect diamond is essentially a single molecule of carbon atoms .

Graphite

Tightly bonded carbon atoms are set out in loosely bonded layers that can slide away from one another like sheets if paper in a stack . Because of these characteristics , graphite is both a fine lubricant and a key compound in lead pencils .

Graphite

This refers to a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal mesh or lattice. Graphene has a tensile strength many times that if steel . A pencil trace may have small amounts of graphene in single or multiple layers .

Fullerenes

These hollow molecules of carbon come in shapes that includes microscopic balls and tubes called nanotubes . They are measured in nanometers or billionths of a meter .

Living Organisms

The many cells that make up plants ,animals and humans are built in a framework of carbon ; an element found in Carbohydrate , fats and amino acids .

Content created and supplied by: Samuelawoniyi (via Opera News )

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