Why do we even use carbon fiber to make parts?

As a Chemist I thought it might be interesting to discuss why we use Carbon Fiber to make light and strong parts.
Carbon fiber is light because carbon atoms are small and light. On the periodic table, carbon has an atomic number of 6, which means it has 6 protons and neutrons in its nucleus. This makes it one of the lightest elements.

In addition to being small, carbon atoms also have a strong tendency to form bonds with each other. These bonds are called covalent bonds, and they are very strong. When carbon atoms are arranged in a long chain, they form a carbon fiber. Carbon fibers are very strong and stiff, but they are also very light. This is because the carbon atoms are so tightly packed together.

The strength and lightness of carbon fiber make it a very desirable material for a variety of applications. It is used in everything from sports equipment to aircraft parts. Carbon fiber is also used in some high-end consumer products, such as bicycles and cars.

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