A World Without Carbon and Uranium
By Ashley Kim
- Plants use carbon as one of their sources to make food
- Graphite is pure carbon in a different form
- Diamond is also pure carbon in a different form
- Plants would die, unable to make food, and we would need to find a new source of oxygen
- We would need to find another source to use as pencil lead because we would have no graphite
- Men wouldn't have diamond rings to propose with
This is a picture of a diamond made of carbon.
- Nuclear fuel to generate electrical power
- Nuclear explosive used in nuclear weapons
- Synthesis of isotopes
- Loss of uranium would actually decrease the number of nuclear weapons, creating a positive difference in our world. For example, the nuclear explosion in Japan wouldn't have occurred without uranium.
- Hospitals would need a new source to use when building x-ray machines
- A new source would need to be found to give fluorescence effects to glass
This is a picture of uranium.
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"Uranium." Pictures, Stories, and Facts about the Element in the Periodic Table. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.