Talk:Carbon group

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In building an aluminium vessels is lead sheeting a good idea to use directly on aluminium. There is no seawater where it is being used. Its purpose is to protect electrical cables from aluminium sharp edges. Is this good practice. 83.211.151.105 10:23, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Moved from article[edit]

I have removed the following text from the article because it is so poorly written and formatted that it detracts from the article rather than improving it. -- Ed (Edgar181) 19:30, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Application of carbon

carbon fibres-this material is used for making tennis and badminton rackets, fishing boats,air crafts etc.

Graphite-Used for making elecrodes in batteries, and industrial electrolysis, crucibles .it is used as a moderator for gas cooled nuclear reactors

Activated charcoal-it is used for absorbing poisonous gases in gas masks,it is also used for decolorize and purify sugar

carbon black-used in ink industry

coke-it is used as a reducing agent in metallurgy and also as a fuel

diamond-a precious stone and allotrop of carbon used in jewellery

Applications of Silicon

Used widely as semiconductor

Applications of Germanium

Was used for a short time as a semiconductor

Applications of Tin

Solder, Tin plating, Alloys, Brass, and Bronze

Applications of Lead

Paint and ceramic glazes, though discontinued because it is poisonous


Even if it is cleaned up, what is the purpose of listing these applications, when the article isn't discussing the individual elements anyway? Seems to me any applications belong in the article for each element, not here. YSSYguy (talk) 11:10, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
We could leave a summary of the most important applications here, listing the more obscure ones on the element pages. But I think a better solution, which would stay closer to the topic of the article might be to include only applications where the fact that the element is in the carbon group is the main reason behind the element's ability to be used in that application. Double sharp (talk) 14:31, 28 November 2012 (UTC)