Is there carbon in bone?
Yes, although the hydroxyapatite that gives bones their strength is not a carbon compound, the osteocytes (bone cells) and marrow contain carbon.
Would carbon 14 dating be an effective tool to determine whether a dinosaur bone is from the Mesozoic era?
The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years A bone is discovered which has 40 percent of the carbon-14 found in the bones of other living animals How old is the bone?
While carbon-14 dating cannot be used to date the knife itself, because it is metal and thus not a once living thing (steel does contain carbon, but this carbon may be from trees or coal and is not easily separated from the iron for testing). However if the knife has a handle made of natural organic material (e.g, wood, bone, antler, ivory) this handle can be carbon-14 dated to obtain an estimate of the age…
Glucose is called a 6 carbon sugar because there are six carbon atoms along its back bone, which are either attached to a hydrogen in one side and a hydroxyl group (OH) to the other side. the very fist carbon i attached to a hydrogen by a single bond, and to an oxygen by a double bond, while your last carbon besides being attached to the hydrogen and hydroxyl group it also has another hydrogen…
Bone tissue appears almost exactly like the cross section of a tree. Each individual tree represents the functional unit of bone connective tissue, or an osteon. The center circle is called the Haversian, or central, canal. The blood and nerve supply of bone (remember, it's a living tissue; therefore, oxygen is delivered to bone via red blood cells and carbon dioxide is taken away) runs through the Haversian canal.