Carbon (2013) - Carbon is life's most essential building stock and the chemically most versatile element.

Carbon (2013)

Carbon is life's most essential building stock and the chemically most versatile element.

Carbon (2013)

Carbon is life's most essential building stock and the chemically most versatile element.

Abstract

Every form of life that we know of requires carbon. This Mini Lecture introduces to the chemically most versatile element, essential to all life, both as an energy source and as building stock. Lecture snippets of the chemists Robert Curl und Karl Ziegler explain the structure of the symmetric C60 molecule as well as the Ziegler-Natta process used to make polymers.

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