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How to detect simple carbon structures

  1. Sep 14, 2014 #1
    I'm in high school and I have a science project, I must test for carbon without testing gas emissions using the following materials.

    1.) Take the center carbon rod out of a heavy duty battery
    and scrape some of the powder off/ or use it directly.

    2.) Create a chemical test and/or process to test the rod/powder and detect carbon without using
    any gas emissions as indication of carbon:

    Example nono "I can't just burn it in oxygen and test the gas for CO2"

    So my question is

    Question:
    How can I detect the carbon without testing gas emissions,

    I need the simple basic way, cheap, It's a science project.

    Thanks,
     
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