OC12 stands for Optical Carrier 12. OC1 through OC192 and greater bandwidths are standard rates of measurement for the speed of fiber-optic cable Internet connections. High-speed OC12 network cable provides a transmission rate equal to that of OC1 (51.84 megabits per second) times 12, which equals 622.08 megabits per second.
Internet bandwidth connections between OC3 and OC12 are usually sufficient for the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses. Internet service providers require higher-speed bandwidths and may use one or more OC48 cable connections. The highest-speed bandwidth connections of OC192 and greater are used by the Internet backbone, which links the world's largest networks.Learn More
The noble gas argon was named by its discoverers, Baron Rayleigh and William Ramsay, in 1894. The name comes from the Greek word argon, the neuter form of the word argos, which means lazy, idle and living without labor. It was so named because of its inert qualities.Full Answer >
N2O is commonly known as nitrous oxide; however, it is also known as dinitrogen monoxide, nitros, NOS or laughing gas. It is a colorless gas that is used as an anesthetic and an analgesic. When inhaled, it can cause a mild form of hysteria, sometimes accompanied by laughter, and it decreases the sensibilities of pain.Full Answer >
Methane is a compound with the chemical formula CH4. Methane is a key component in natural gas and is also one of the most potent greenhouse gases.Full Answer >
The name of the compound Na2CO3 is sodium carbonate. Some other names associated with sodium carbonate are soda ash and washing soda. This is a white and odorless compound that has a molecular weight of 105.98 grams per mole.Full Answer >