CO2 Basics-1 - Carbon Dioxide-A Few Basics A good review of general properties of CO2 can be found in Wikipedia

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Carbon Dioxide-A Few Basics A good review of general properties of CO 2 can be found in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide . The basic symbiosis between CO 2 emitters (us and all other respiring animals) and plants, which absorb CO 2 and release O 2 , is of course extremely familiar. A slightly deeper look at the plant process clarifies the chemical reaction as: CO 2 + H 2 O Æ C(H 2 O) + O 2 The formula for carbohydrate is written here in the simplest form of “wet carbon” possible showing only one carbon atom. The actual chemical forms of the reduced carbon are sugars, a generic chemical term for five or six member rings that are linked together to form starch or cellulose. If the formula for carbohydrate is rewritten to better represent these sugar structures, it would take the form (H-C-OH) x where the carbon atom is understood to have two additional bonds, not shown in this line formula, to two other carbon atoms. Since carbon-carbon bonds do not contribute to a plus or minus
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ENVIRON 404 taught by Professor Rasmussen during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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CO2 Basics-1 - Carbon Dioxide-A Few Basics A good review of general properties of CO2 can be found in Wikipedia

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