Cycle - Carbon Cycle Describes the distribution of carbon...

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Carbon Cycle: - Describes the distribution of carbon and its movement b/w the following 5 reservoirs: o Atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and mantle - Carbon in the environment: o CO2 o Fossil fuels o Humans, plants, and animals o Dissolved in oceans, fresh water o Components rocks Diamonds and graphite Carbonates – calcites, limestone, and marble o Volcanic gases from the earth’s mantle - Types of Carbon o Organic C combined with other C, H, N, Cl Photosynthesis and what we as humans are made of o Inorganic No C-C or C-H bonds Anion in rocks and minerals Co2 in the atmosphere - Largest carbon reservoir is sedimentary rock - The largest flux of carbon is b/w the oceans and the atmosphere
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- Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas - most abundant - Past 50 yrs Co2 has increased continuously - The seasons cause the annual fluxuations in the CO2 concentrations Nitrogen Cycle: - Essential to all life forms - Found in protein, vitamins, DNA, and RNA - N in nature exist in three forms
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