Carbon dioxide

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Carbon dioxide&nbsp;is a chemical compound consisting of two [[Oxygen|Oxygen atoms]] covalently&nbsp;linked to a central [[Atom|Carbon atom]],&nbsp;and so&nbsp;can be represented with the chemical formula CO<sub>2</sub>.  
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Carbon dioxide&nbsp;is a chemical compound consisting of two [[Oxygen|oxygen]] [[atom|atoms]] covalently&nbsp;linked to a central [[Carbon|carbon]] [[atom|atom]],&nbsp;and so&nbsp;can be represented with the chemical formula CO<sub>2</sub>.  
  
Carbon dioxide is essential for the process of photosynthesis which occurs in the chloroplasts of plants. This&nbsp;is&nbsp;a process in which the carbon dioxide from the air (around 0.0360% of the air is carbon dioxide)<ref>http://www.eoearth.org/article/Atmospheric_composition</ref>:&nbsp;produced by [[Respiration|respiration]] by living organisms, as well as by the combustion of fossil fuels, is utilised by the plants to produce the sugars they require to grow.&nbsp;  
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Carbon dioxide is essential for the process of [[photosynthesis|photosynthesis]] which occurs in the [[chloroplasts|chloroplasts]] of plants. This&nbsp;is&nbsp;a process in which the carbon dioxide from the air (around 0.0360% of the air is carbon dioxide)&nbsp;<ref>http://www.eoearth.org/article/Atmospheric_composition</ref>:&nbsp;produced by [[Respiration|respiration]] by living organisms, as well as by the combustion of fossil fuels, is utilised by the plants to produce the [[sugar|sugars]] they require to grow.&nbsp;  
  
 
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Revision as of 17:10, 10 January 2011

Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound consisting of two oxygen atoms covalently linked to a central carbon atom, and so can be represented with the chemical formula CO2.

Carbon dioxide is essential for the process of photosynthesis which occurs in the chloroplasts of plants. This is a process in which the carbon dioxide from the air (around 0.0360% of the air is carbon dioxide) [1]: produced by respiration by living organisms, as well as by the combustion of fossil fuels, is utilised by the plants to produce the sugars they require to grow. 

References

  1. http://www.eoearth.org/article/Atmospheric_composition
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