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An illustration of one carbon C atom attached to four hydrogen H atoms, in the form of the molecule methane CH4, a type of CH-based geometry, in this case an inanimate variety (see: inanimate thing) as can be compared to animate varieties of CH-based species (see: animate thing), such as DTA (C14H10S2) a heat-powered walking molecule.

In science, CH-based (TL:3), aka "hydrocarbon-based", refers to a species that is comprised of the elements carbon C and hydrogen H, in basis, and typically one more other elements, e.g. sulfur or oxygen; which tend to be characteristic of the property of powered motility, animation (see: animate things), or geometric form change.


The element carbon C, comprised of six protons and six neutrons, in its nucleus, two electrons in its inner orbital, and four electrons in its outer or "valence" orbital, has what is called sp3 hybrid orbitization, as shown below left:

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Carbon is located in column 14 of the periodic table, shown above right, which is a group of elements that have the same basic valence shell geometry, albeit each row downward having a larger sized valence shell orbital (with more electrons in it), which accounts for the "mind" property of animals and humans (C-based) and computers (Si-based or Ge-based).

The reason for the mind property of this column, is that because of the "particular geometrical arrangement" of the protons, neutrons, and electrons, in this group (e.g. compare, in video[1], the "particular", stable and unstable, geometrical arrangements seen in the floating magnets experiment[2], as magnets are added one by one), the bonds formed by the attaching electrons of the outer orbitals are of such a nature that they are able to to "bend", and hence "animate", with slight photon change or with subtle quantum electrodynamical mechanism, whereas with other types of bond, the structure is more ridged, not allowing for light-induced animation. The ABC model illustrates the basic principles of this animation mechanism.[3]

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See also


  1. Thims, Libb. (2015). “Floating Magnets Experiment | Mayer (1878)” (YT), Human Chemistry 101, YouTube, Mar 10.
  2. Floating magnets experiment – Hmolpedia 2020.
  3. ABC model – Hmolpedia 2020.

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