Acreator

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    Chemistry, Biology, Math, Physics, Science, Reading. Hmmmm... you gotta wonder why i'm here.
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    I love science. I want to learn Chemistry in University... when I get there.

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  1. Simple Questions, Require Simple Answers. Unless you're talking about life, then you're screwed!

     

    Thanks Grammar Nazi!

  2. Si-Based Life

    Thanks Sensei, I was hoping we could all contribute, but as you say, there are some basics that need to be addressed. While a silicon-based life- form might not have similar functions to us, if we want them to be land-based, gas-breathing, gas-exhaling, liquid-ingesting beings, there has to be some similarities in function. I was thinking about Silicon Tetrafluoride as an exhalation, as it seems to be the only Si-gas at our temperature, and might still be a gas at the low temperatures needed for the organisms. With a melting point of -90oC and a boiling point of -81oC SiF4 seems like a decent bet, if we are saying they live in a super cold environment. However they don't have to exhale silicon. Our process of exhaling carbon seems a large waste of usable materials. They could keep all the silicon they ingest and just get bigger as they age because every molecule would be used to build more, however there might be some waste in any excrement or possibly for other reasons. Who knows!
  3. Si-Based Life

    Silicon based life, but if you be so kind as to explain why silicone life would need extreme heat compared to silicon needing cold. Sorry if I seem ignorant, I mainly want to learn as much about this as I can, and I want the data on this thread.
  4. Si-Based Life

    "Live long and prosper!"
  5. Si-Based Life

    < I will be posting this Topic in the Organic Chemistry section as well, it is up to moderators or anyone else to get rid of it in any section. > Alright, I know there are a lot people that believe that Silicon-based life is not possible, and there is science to prove a lot of it. However, it is an interesting field and I think we shouldn't discredit it. While it might be improbable for an organism to evolve to be entirely silicon-based (the planet might have to be 1000 C just to start trying) we have the advantage of computers and molecule visualization programs to let us think them up. Now, my proposition is this, if there is anyone who believes that we could try and design Si-life, I invite you to join my thought process and start thinking of how it could happen. Anyone who does not believe in it, please don't slam my idea, just give me constructive criticism or slam in such a way that I don't understand (not hard btw! ). I think we should start with either an autotroph or really basic cell level, in which case, a deep investigation into Archaea and Prokaryotes may be in order. I hope some of you are interested!
  6. Si-Based Life

    < I will be posting this Topic in the Inorganic Chemistry section as well, it is up to moderators or anyone else to get rid of it in any section. > Alright, I know there are a lot people that believe that Silicon-based life is not possible, and there is science to prove a lot of it. However, it is an interesting field and I think we shouldn't discredit it. While it might be improbable for an organism to evolve to be entirely silicon-based (the planet might have to be 1000 C just to start trying) we have the advantage of computers and molecule visualization programs to let us think them up. Now, my proposition is this, if there is anyone who believes that we could try and design Si-life, I invite you to join my thought process and start thinking of how it could happen. Anyone who does not believe in it, please don't slam my idea, just give me constructive criticism or slam in such a way that I don't understand (not hard btw! ) I think we should start with either an autotroph or really basic cell level, in which case, a deep investigation into Archaea and Prokaryotes may be in order. I hope some of you are interested!
  7. Hydrogen Peroxide Decomposition

    It is -190 kj/mol Because 2H2 + O2 -> 2H2O H= -572 kj/mol 2H2O2 -> 2H2 + 2O2 H= 382 kj/mol 2H2 + 2O2 + 2H2O -> 2H2O2 +2H2 + O2 H= 190 kj/mol 2H2O2 -> O2 + 2H2O H= -190 kj/mol -572+382+190-190= -190kj/mol