C1:Carbon Chemistry

Oliver Wood
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AS Level Chemistry (C1 - Carbon Chemistry) Mind Map on C1:Carbon Chemistry, created by Oliver Wood on 11/19/2013.

Oliver Wood
Created by Oliver Wood almost 6 years ago
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1 Crude Oil
1.1 A finite resource being used up faster than it is created
1.2 Difficult to find replacements
1.3 All easily-accessible deposits will soon be used up
1.4 Problems with Extraction
1.4.1 Transportation Can harm birds, wildlife, environments Even cleanups can use damaging detergents
1.4.2 Political Problems UK is dependent on expensive oil/gas providing countries
1.4.3 High demand Causes conflict between needs for medicine, plastics and dyes
1.5 Fractional Distillation
1.5.1 Heated different-length hydrocarbons pumped in; Intermolecular forces are broken, each fraction leaves at a different height Molecules separate from eachother as molecules of gas
1.5.2 Products: LPG


  • Light Molecules: - Low boiling point - Not viscous - Highly flammable Petrol Paraffin Diesel Heating Oil Fuel Oils


  • Large Molecules: - High boiling point  - Very Viscous - Low flammability Bitumen
1.5.3 Smaller molecules eg. Petrol have WEAK intermolecular forces which can be broken at low temps.
1.5.4 Cracking Large alkanes broken into smaller alkenes and alkanes Alkenes have a double covalent bond Useful for polymers Cracking helps factories create smaller molecules to help match product demand eg. Petrol
2 Choosing Fuels
2.1 Coal
2.1.1 High energy value
2.1.2 Easily available
2.1.3 Bulky to store
2.1.4 High cost
2.1.5 Produces acid fumes Acid rain Soot CO2
2.1.6 Easy to store for power stations
2.2 Petrol
2.2.1 High energy value
2.2.2 Readily available
2.2.3 Volatile for storage
2.2.4 High cost
2.2.5 Produces a few acid fumes CO2 Nitrous Oxides
2.3 Increasing CO2 emissions concerning governments
2.3.1 Large populations burn more fuel India China
2.3.2 Many governments are aiming to cut down on CO2 emissions over 15-20 years
3 Combustion
3.1 Complete combustion
3.1.1 Fuel + Oxygen = Carbon + Water CLEAN High energy release
3.1.2 Carbon oxidises to carbon dioxide
3.1.3 Hydrogen oxidises to water
3.2 Incomplete Combustion
3.2.1 Fule + Oxygen = Carbon Monoxide + Water TOXIC Not as much energy released
3.2.2 Insufficient air supply
3.2.3 Carbon oxidises to carbon monoxide
3.2.4 Water oxidises to water
3.3 The burning of a substance with air (oxygen)
3.4.1 Pass CO2 through Calcium Hydroxide solution Turns cloudy white when CO2 present
4 Clean Air
4.1 78% Nitrogen
4.1.1 Balance is held because the processes are equally active
4.2 21% Oxygen
4.3 0.035% Carbon Dioxide
4.3.1 CO2 increase Deforestation Less photosynthesis Increasing population of planet Higher energy requirements
4.4 The Carbon Cycle
4.5 The Atmosphere
4.5.1 Theory Two Used to be water vapor and CO2 rich Water vapor condenses to create oceans Water and plants absorb CO2 over time Nitrogen levels slowly rise because it is unreactive
4.5.2 Theory One Originally created by gasses inside earth Volcanoes degassing Creates sulphurous air
4.6 Pollution Control
4.6.1 Important to manage Affects people's health Affects natural and built environment
4.6.2 Sulphur Dioxide Causes acid rain Changes water pH Erodes structures Kills trees Affects asthma
4.6.3 Catalytic converters Made of platinum Reaction between carbon monoxide and nitric oxide Forms nitrogen (N2) and Carbon dioxide 2CO(g) + 2NO(g) -> N2(g) + 2CO2(g)
5 Making Polymers
5.1 Hydrocarbons
5.1.1 Alkanes Single covalent bonds only
5.1.2 Alkenes Double bond between two C atoms
5.1.3 Only carbon + hydrogen atoms
5.1.4 1 - Meth~
5.1.5 2 - Eth~
5.1.6 3 - Prop~
5.1.7 4 - But~
5.1.8 5-8 - Roman numerals eg Pent
5.2 Bromine tests for alkenes
5.2.1 Orange -> decolourises
5.3 'Saturated' = no double covalent bonds
5.4 Polymerisation
5.4.1 Many alkene monomers --> Polymer High pressure Catalyst needed
5.4.2 Creates long chain Repeating patterns every 2 carbons Called poly(ethene)
5.4.3 "Addition polymerisation"
5.5 Designer Polymers
5.5.1 Nylon Tough, lightweight, blocks UV
5.5.2 GORE-TEX All nylon properties Also BREATHABLE Polytetraflouroethene PTFE Breathable holes allow sweat through but not water
5.6 Polymer Disposal
5.6.1 Issues: Landfill, doesn't decompose Burning Toxic gas Wastes crude oil it was made of Difficult to sort out diff. polymers Recycling is difficult
5.6.2 New research Dissolving Bioderadable
5.7 Stretchy/riginess
5.7.1 Atoms held by covalent bonds
5.7.2 Plastics with low I.M. forces are flexible Polymer molecules with low melting points
5.7.3 Strong I.M. forces are rigid Molecules with high melting points Can be 'crosslinked bridges'
6 Cooking and Food Additives
6.1 Protiens + Carbohydrates
6.1.1 Proteins change shape when cooked 'Denaturing' Changes food texture E.g. Eggs
6.1.2 Potato Starch easier to digest when cooked Cell walls split when cooked Smoother texture
6.2 Baking powder
6.2.1 Sodium hydrogencarbonate
6.2.2 (+Heat) Carbon Dioxide and water released 2NaHCO3 + Heat ----> CO2 + H2O
6.3 Emulsifiers
6.3.1 Bind water and oil/fat
7 Smells
7.1 Alcohol + Acid ---> Ester + Water
7.2 Esters
7.2.1 Used to make perfume
7.3 Perfumes
7.3.1 Must not be toxic
7.3.2 Must evaporate easily
7.3.3 Must not react with water (e.g. sweat)
7.3.4 Must not irritate skin
7.3.5 Be insoluble in water (Not wash off easily)
7.4 Solutions
7.4.1 Solvents + Solutes Esters can be solvents
7.5 Volatility
7.5.1 (How easily it evaporates)
7.5.2 Kintetic energy must be given to particles Break away from Intermolecular bonds
7.6 Nail Varnish
7.6.1 Will not dissolve in water
7.6.2 Water molecule attraction = stronger than water-nail varnish attraction
8 Paints and Pigments
8.1 Colloids - A type of mixture
8.1.1 Particles mixed and dispersed within liquid Not dissolved
8.1.2 Components will not separate Particles scattered evenly in mixture Particles too small to settle
8.2 Paint Drying
8.2.1 Solvent evaporates
8.2.2 Applied as thin layer
8.2.3 emulsion = water based Water evaporates away
8.2.4 Oil = Oil and Solvent Solvent evaporates
8.2.5 Oil in both is left behind Forms protective layer on top
8.3 Thermochromic Pigments
8.3.1 Uses Thermometers Fridges Body temp Electric Kettles Babies spoons/bottles
8.3.2 Can be mixed with acrylics
8.3.3 Phosphorescent Pigments Absorb and store energy Release slowly over time Safer than radiation