A World Without Carbon and Uranium

By Ashley Kim

Carbon

Some of the uses of carbon are:


Photosynthesis

- Plants use carbon as one of their sources to make food


Graphite

- Graphite is pure carbon in a different form


Diamond

- Diamond is also pure carbon in a different form

How life would be affected without carbon:


- 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

Visuals of carbon:


This is a picture of a diamond made of carbon.

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This is a picture of native graphite made from carbon.
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Uranium

Some of the uses of uranium are:


Nuclear Fuel

- Nuclear fuel to generate electrical power


Nuclear Explosive

- Nuclear explosive used in nuclear weapons


Isotopes

- Synthesis of isotopes

How life would be affected without Uranium:


- 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

Visuals of uranium:


This is a picture of uranium.

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This is a picture of a green fluorescent uranium glass pitcher.
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Sources:

"Home of the Periodic Table." Periodic Table of the Elements by WebElements. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2014


"Carbon." Pictures, Stories, and Facts about the Element in the Periodic Table. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.


"Uranium." Pictures, Stories, and Facts about the Element in the Periodic Table. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.