One of the main chemical properties of carbon is that it can easily bond with other elements in long chains. This the main reason is why carbon the basis for life on Earth. More »

Carbon possesses physical and chemical properties. Carbon is a non-metal that is a soft, gray substance that a person can rub between the fingernails. The element can appear jet black as well. Carbon forms the allotropes... More »

Carbon dioxide is a gas with a chemical formula of CO2, indicating that it is a carbon atom double-bonded to two oxygen atoms. It is made from burning wood, fuel or anything else that contains carbon. More »

Inorganic compounds are those that lack long carbon chains at their core. While some inorganic compounds contain carbon, they do not contain carbon that is bonded to hydrogen. Inorganic compounds include substances such ... More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

Transfer hydrogenation of olive oil works by using a catalyst to help the reaction of the fats in olive oil with hydrogen gas, which bonds hydrogen atoms to available carbon atoms in the fatty acid chains to make them sa... More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

All organic compounds contain long chains of carbon atoms. Generally, organic chemistry involves carbon-based molecules, while inorganic chemistry is the study of non-carbon containing molecules. However, not all compoun... More »

The strongest chemical bond is the covalent bond. In such a bond, a chemical link forms between two atoms with shared electrons. A common example of a covalent bond is water, in which both the hydrogen atoms and the oxyg... More »