Definition of Carbon atom

1. Noun. An atom of carbon.

Generic synonyms: Atom

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carbon Atom

carbon-nitrogen-oxygen cycle
carbon-nitrogen ligases
carbon-nitrogen ligases with glutamine as amide-n-donor
carbon-nitrogen lyases
carbon-oxygen ligases
carbon-oxygen lyases
carbon-phosphorus lyase
carbon-sulfur ligases
carbon-sulfur lyases
carbon 14
carbon anhydride
carbon arc
carbon arc lamp
carbon atom (current term)
carbon audit
carbon audits
carbon bisulfide
carbon bisulphide
carbon black
carbon burning
carbon chauvinism
carbon copied
carbon copies
carbon copy
carbon copying
carbon cost
carbon costs
carbon credit

Literary usage of Carbon atom

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"If two or more of the atoms or radicals united to the carbon atom are similar ... A carbon atom combined with four different atoms or compound radicals may ..."

2. Stereochemistry by Alfred Walter Stewart (1907)
"THE STRUCTURAL CHARACTER OF THE ASYMMETRIC carbon atom. A carbon atom is said to be asymmetric when all the four groups to which it is attached differ from ..."

3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1904)
"Note on Compounds containing an Asymmetric Nitrogen OK an Asymmetric carbon atom. By H. 0. JONES, MA, Clare College. [Received 26 April 1904. ..."

4. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1907)
"The carbon atom is situated at the centre of such a tetrahedron, and the four hydrogen ... In this way arose the theory of "the tetrahedral carbon atom. ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"The methyl group will exert upon the central carbon atom of this group an attractive force which will differ more from that of an ethyl group than would an ..."

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