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Complement of 4 electrons gives carbon its versatility

By Richard Brill

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 03, 2014

~~<p>Carbon is undoubtedly the most important chemical element on Earth. It is the element of life, the source of most of the world's energy, the basis of plastics, and the major industrial pollutant in the atmosphere.</p>
<p>Carbon has properties that make it the ideal chemical for life, the ultimate source of fossil fuels, but its role extends far beyond its importance as a biochemical.</p>
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Carbon is undoubtedly the most important chemical element on Earth. It is the element of life, the source of most of the world's energy, the basis of plastics, and the major industrial pollutant in the atmosphere.

Carbon has properties that make it the ideal chemical for life, the ultimate source of fossil fuels, but its role extends far beyond its importance as a biochemical. Login for more...



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