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SS1: CHEMISTRY - 3RD TERM

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  1. Carbon and its Compounds I | Week 1
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    1 Quiz
  2. Carbon and its Compounds II | Week 2
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  3. Carbon and its Compounds III | Week 3
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  4. Carbon and its Compounds IV | Week 4
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  5. Carbon and its Compounds V | Week 5 & 6
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  6. Industrial Chemistry / Chemistry Industry 1 | Week 7 & 8
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  7. Chemical Industry and Biotechnology | Week 9
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  • Carbon and Its Compounds (Introduction)

Introduction

Carbon occurs in both organic and inorganic chemistry. Carbon is a non-metal found in group IV of the periodic table. Carbon has atomic number 6, mass number 12, and 4 electrons in its valence shell.

Carbon occurs naturally as diamond and graphite, in impure as coal and in the combined state as petroleum, wood and natural gases.

Carbon atoms are held together by a covalent bond. It exhibits an oxidation number of +2 and +4 in its compounds. Carbon forms many compounds with oxygen. The organic compounds are methane (CH4), Ethane (C2H6), Ethyne (C2H2), etc. The Inorganic compounds are carbon (IV) oxide (CO2), carbon (II) oxide (CO), Calcium trioxocarbonate (IV) (CaCO3), etc.

Carbon is regarded as a unique substance because of its wide distribution and display of some properties which resemble metallic properties. Due to this, carbon is also referred to as a metalloid.

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