The Versatile Element: Carbon

The Versatile Element: Carbon

Lecture 8 of 24

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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This Lecture: Study the amazing properties of the carbon atom, which can attach itself to other carbon atoms to form the hardest known mineral (diamond) and also one of the softest (graphite). It all depends on the geometry of the bonds. Discover other types of pure carbon: fullerenes, nanotubes, and graphene. The Course: Discover how the immense variety of matter - stars, mountains, plants, people - is made by a limited number of elements that combine in simple ways. In the engaging lectures of The Nature of Matter, no scientific background is needed to appreciate everyday miracles like a bouncing rubber ball or water's astonishing power to dissolve. All Lectures: 1. Matter, Energy, and Entropy 2. The Nature of Light and Matter 3. A New Theory of Matter 4. The Structure of Atoms and Molecules 5. The Stellar Atom-Building Machine 6. The Amazing Periodic Table 7. Ionic versus Covalent Matter 8. The Versatile Element: Carbon 9. The Strange Behavior of Water 10. Matter in Solution 11. Interactions: Adhesion and Cohesion 12. Surface Energy: The Interfaces among Us 13. The Eloquent Chemistry of Carbon Compounds 14. Materials for Body Implants 15. The Chemistry of Food and Drink 16. Fuels and Explosives 17. The Air We Breathe 18. Materials: The Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages 19. Again and Again: Polymers 20. Recycling Materials 21. Resistance Is Futile: Superconductors 22. Resistance Is Useful: Semiconductors 23. Out of Many, One: Composites 24. The Future of Materials
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: data file
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1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Ball, David W.
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