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Offline Atomic-S

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Is this molecule possible?
« on: 16/01/2011 04:23:35 »
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and if so, what are its properties?   


 

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« Reply #1 on: 16/01/2011 11:45:31 »
Maybe it's CO2-V, the polymer of CO2, created over 33 GPa and 1700 K:

https://www.llnl.gov/str/Yoo.html

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« Last Edit: 16/01/2011 11:52:09 by lightarrow »
 

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Is this molecule possible?
« Reply #2 on: 16/01/2011 14:13:09 »
Maybe it's CO2-V, the polymer of CO2, created over 33 GPa and 1700 K:

https://www.llnl.gov/str/Yoo.html

Wonderful article:
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So far, once CO2-V has been created at high pressures and temperatures, it retains its structure at room temperature but only at pressures above 1 gigapascal. Below that pressure it collapses and is no longer a polymer.

So, at least in the form they've synthesized, it is not a good way to sequester CO2.  It takes lots of energy to make, and isn't stable at room temp.
 

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Is this molecule possible?
« Reply #3 on: 21/01/2011 05:21:51 »
Interesting.
 

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