With hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and other elements, it forms a very large number of compounds, carbon atom often being linked to another carbon atom. The name they used, carbone, is based on the earlier Latin term for charcoal, charbon. It is both scientific and logical. Yet my good, no doubt well meaning, friends, wish to be Carbon free. Carbon, either elemental or combined, is usually determined quantitatively by conversion to carbon dioxide gas, which can then be absorbed by other chemicals to give either a weighable product or a solution with acidic properties that can be titrated. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. PRINCIPIA SCIENTIFIC INTERNATIONAL is legally registered in the UK as a company incorporated for charitable purposes. Carbon makes up only about 0.025 percent of Earth's crust. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population Average max/min temperatures Phoenix Atlanta At high temperatures carbon binds with oxygen to form carbon monoxide (CO) or dioxide (CO2). Ring in the new year with a Britannica Membership, https://www.britannica.com/science/carbon-chemical-element, h2g2 - Carbon and its Inorganic Compounds, carbon - Children's Encyclopedia (Ages 8-11), carbon - Student Encyclopedia (Ages 11 and up). Graphite is simply a form of solid carbon. Thus, together with sulfur, iron, tin, lead, copper, mercury, silver, and gold, carbon was one of the small group of elements well known in the ancient world. Carbon is a very important chemical element, with a chemical symbol of C.All known life on Earth needs it. Far from being a pollutant, this gas is a source of life, without which we, and all the animal kingdom, would have been decimated long ago. Updates? In 1961 the isotope carbon-12 was selected to replace oxygen as the standard relative to which the atomic weights of all the other elements are measured. This data clearly shows that air temperatures are not valid proxy for surface temperatures. There is no way that the Warmists could blame clouds, as the IPCC simply does not ‘do’ clouds. Since there was no way for Arrhenius to know how much of the invisible radiation might be scattered back toward the surface by cloud, he ignored this back scattering and attributed the portion of the IR radiation necessary to balance the absorbed solar radiation to the actions of the greenhouse gases and thereby concluded that the earth’s air (surface?) Carbon is unique among the elements in the vast number and variety of compounds it can form. Spheroidal, closed-cage fullerenes are called buckerminsterfullerenes, or “buckyballs,” and cylindrical fullerenes are called nanotubes. This has been the battle cry of all those acolytes of the Arch Priest and one-time Vice President of the United States, Al Gore. You wrote: “When Feynman (and others) talk about induced or stimulated emission, they are talking about phenomena such as fluorescence, which are not relevant here.” Long ago Newton wrote (The Principia as translation by Motte): “Therefore to the same natural effects we must, as far as possible, assign the same causes. There is little difference in latitude and altutude between the two cities. Atlanta latitude 33.7: altitude 1050 feet Varying the number of electrons in an atom of an element produces ions. Carbon is widely distributed as coal and in the organic compounds that constitute petroleum, natural gas, and all plant and animal tissue. Each of the “amorphous” forms of carbon has its own specific character, and, hence, each has its own particular applications. Yes, it is a fact. Anybody, just anybody these days can look it up in an instant on a smartphone, on a computer. Molecules of fullerene show promise in a range of applications, including high-tensile-strength materials, unique electronic and energy-storage devices, and safe encapsulation of flammable gases, such as hydrogen. A carbon atom is capable of combining with up to four other atoms (tetravalent), including other carbon atoms; it is this property that allows so many compounds to be formed. Head Office: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX. This cycle is extremely complex, and it illustrates the interconnection between organisms on Earth. Carbon in the form of microscopic diamonds is found in some meteorites. Which of its properties do you like the most? They even form a barrier called the Greenhouse Effect. There has been a strange madness with only comparing C02 to temperature in arguments. However, another fact is that the designers of the USCRN natural laboratories also boldly placed it an instrument claimed to be capable of measuring surface temperatures. It is found in abundance in the sun, stars, comets, and atmospheres of most planets. May 35/20 27/14 It was later found to occur naturally in tiny amounts on Earth and in meteorites. Two postings (https://principia-scientific.com/record-temperature-result-of-cloud-revised-updated/) and (https://principia-scientific.com/the-corvallis-or-uscrn-site-a-natural-laboratory/) review actual data from NOAA’s two projects (SURFRAD and USCRN). When Feynman (and others) talk about induced or stimulated emission, they are talking about phenomena such as fluorescence, which are not relevant here. Since there are now some nine billion humans living on this Planet Earth and since they are exhaling Carbon Dioxide at the rate of circa 20 breaths a minute, to call this exhalation a pollutant is not just a misnomer but also a crime against humanity itself. A third form, called fullerene, consists of a variety of molecules composed entirely of carbon. Then why would any CO2 that absorbs IR; which is then thermalized; and re-radiated at other wavelengths; not be “jammed” by the stronger outgoing IR from earth? Carbon is an element with atomic number 6. You have three major types of carbons: graphite, diamond, and the fullerenes. So each drop adds 10ppm of a substance that is absorptive of some wavelengths of visible light. Carbon (C), nonmetallic chemical element in Group 14 (IVa) of the periodic table. Carbon chains form the basis of complex molecules like DNA. Their reasoning is puerile. Carbon stars are stars whose atmosphere has more carbon than oxygen. The words are definitely different. While is did proofread this comment and corrected several mistakes I missed that ‘briefs’ in the first sentence should have been ‘beliefs’. Carbon is a very abundant element. Carbon was officially classified as an element near the end of the eighteenth century. Biologically, carbon holds a significant position and is part of all living systems. (Coals are elemental carbon mixed with varying amounts of carbon compounds. So there is no doubt about it at all. Not only that, it has an Atomic number, which is 6. Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe and typically the fourth most abundant element in stars. By vaporizing graphite with lasers, the scientists created a mysterious new molecule made of pure carbon, according to the American Chemical Society. – 9B population seems high. (source; Wiki, I.P.C.C. I came to my computer this morning after pondering the fact that the designers of the USCRN natural laboratories placed three identical air temperature measuring instruments at the vertexes of an equilateral triangle to get a better estimate of the ‘actual’ air temperature. Hence .. no back radiation can exist to warm the earth. Synthetic diamonds are now manufactured in several countries and are being used increasingly in place of natural materials as industrial abrasives. It is totally absurd. It is not an opinion. Your data is valid; your reasoning: “If the radiative greenhouse effect of back radiation is correct” is suspect. Carbon as diamond is the most expensive and brilliant of all the natural gemstones and the hardest of the naturally occurring abrasives. Incidentally Hydrogen is 1 and Oxygen is 8. It is true that Nitrogen and Oxygen, which together comprise 99{154653b9ea5f83bbbf00f55de12e21cba2da5b4b158a426ee0e27ae0c1b44117} of the atmosphere, are transparent to infrared radiation, whereas the Greenhouse gases are opaque, so a bizarre and totally illogical conclusion is reached that Greenhouse gases cause warming. Now since we all know from experience that heat flows by itself from hot to cold – which is the second law of Thermodynamics – and which has just been impressed on me again as my wife just prepared a hot supper, urging me to get to the table in time, the very idea that these tiny molecules become a barrier high up in the atmosphere to cause warming is just a ridiculous conclusion. Peculiar math: 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% Trace gases = 100% Trace gases are termed Greenhouse gases, the so called temperature Control Knob. Graphite cannot be melted but can be sublimed at 3,650°C and in any form, Carbon is a solid at room temperature. Which radiation balance should occur locally just as well as globally?. The element carbon is also important, however, outside the chemistry of living things. Although widely distributed in nature, carbon is not particularly plentiful—it makes up only about 0.025 percent of Earth’s crust—yet it forms more compounds than all the other elements combined. Cheers. Why is carbon an important element? September 38/24 28/17 However, the climate of Phoenix is described as dry desert with low levels of humidity (water vapour) while Atlanta is described as humid, sub-tropical. Yet another form, called amorphous carbon, has no crystalline structure. Diamond and graphite occur naturally on Earth, and they also can be produced synthetically; they are chemically inert but do combine with oxygen at high temperatures, just as amorphous carbon does. Carbon is a naturally abundant nonmetallic element which forms the basis of most living organisms. Just How Accurate Are Weather And Climate Measurements? Two of its well-defined forms, diamond and graphite, are crystalline in structure, but they differ in physical properties because the arrangements of the atoms in their structures are dissimilar. It exists in … Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Carbon, an element of prehistoric discovery, is very widely distributed in nature. PRINCIPIA SCIENTIFIC INTERNATIONAL, legally registered in the UK as a company incorporated for charitable purposes. A few years ago in the USA some bright sparks in the EPA had a vote as to whether Carbon Dioxide should be called a pollutant, and such was the political atmosphere at the time that the vote went 3:2 in favour of calling this noble Gas a pollutant. It is one of the most abundant elements in the earth. Diamonds are now also being recovered from the ocean floor off the Cape of Good Hope. Yes, it is a fact. – Heat flows from hot to cold. 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