Beakman explains how diamonds are made from carbon and then describes what elements and compounds are. He combines sulfuric acid and sugar to create a black carbon substance that looks like coal to demo that carbon is in sugar. Then he uses an animated clip to explain how scientists think coal makes diamonds.
Jimmy and Lucy Liu perform science experiments with Kevin Delaney, including making a giant cloud using the power of chemical reactions. Kevin explains each experiment and the science behind it. As they introduce elements such as Hydrogen, Sulfur hexafluoride, and Nitrogen to the experiments, Kevin identifies the properties that make them unique.
Hank explains the properties of Carbon and its flexible bonding criteria, which allows it to bond with essentially any other element. He also mentions that Carbon is the core atom of living structures and explains why this is the case.