The Carbon Cycle. There can’t be life without it!. Chemistry of Carbon. Atomic Number 6 6 Protons 6 electrons 4 valence electrons. Because of it’s chemistry-. Carbon can bond in chains, rings and other bizarre configurations such as Buckeyeballs .
There can’t be life without it!
Because of its chemistry, all life as we know it is based upon this element.
What is the chemical equation for cellular respiration?
C6H12O6 + 6O2 6 CO2 +6H2O
Plants remove Carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and the process of respiration puts Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere.
We have intervened in the Earth’s Carbon cycle in two ways that add extra Carbon Dioxide to the atmosphere