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Sodium (Na) - Sodium (Na) Sodium has an atomic number of 11 and a mass of about 23g. It is a silvery white-metallic element classified under the alkali metals. Sodium has been known since early times and was used by the people of Mesopotamia and Egypt to make glasses. Sodium is the sixth most common element found on the earth. It is usually not found in nature but more often in compounds such as salt (NaCl). Sodium conducts heat and electricity easily. Without this element life could not exist. Each compound is used for a certain reason....   [tags: Science Chemistry] 732 words
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Magnetic Fluids - 1.1 PRELUDE: The phenomenon of ferromagnetism is associated only with the solid state of matter; like iron, nickel, cobalt and some rare earth metals and their alloys. Thus, up to now, there is no intrinsic homogeneous fluid having ferromagnetic properties; although, theories admit the possibility of ferromagnetism in the liquid state, and suggest that there is no inherent reason why they should not exist [1-3,5]. Ferromagnetism occurs when paramagnetic ions in a solid lock together in such a way that their spins all point (on the average) in the same direction ....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry] 1353 words
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The Chemical Weaponry Utilised In World War One and their Effects on Modern Ethics and Morals - ... Both the French and the German had creative ways to administer this gas. The French used the grenade, an already proven and trustworthy weapon, which was extremely effective in releasing the gas. The German army took advantage of its gaseous state as well, and used fragmentation shells against the British that also successfully diffused the gas. The use of this gas against each other resulted in an extremely controversial debate as to whether it breached the Hague Treaty of 1899, a treaty that banned the launching of projectiles containing asphyxiating gas or poisonous gas....   [tags: War, Chemistry]
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The Applications and Making of Artificial Diamonds - The Applications and Making of Artificial Diamonds Diamonds are very unique. Their hardness and beauty have enticed people for many years. Now some of the same attributes that make them appealing also make them useful. To understand these attributes the chemistry of carbon is very important. This unique chemistry is what makes them so hard to make. Much research has gone into the making of diamonds and this has led to many successes in the field. These discoveries have led to machines and processes that make diamond making more efficient and reliable....   [tags: Diamond Diamonds Chemistry Essays]
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Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table - Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table Primo Levi’s personal relationship to his profession as a chemist shows that philosophically and psychologically, he is deeply invested in it. His book THe PeriOdic TaBLe shows that his methodology cannot be classified as either purely objective or purely subjective. He fits into the definition of dynamic objectivity given by Evelyn Fox Keller in her book Reflections on Gender and Science. Primo Levi’s methodology cannot be called purely objective. Being purely objective would mean being not influenced by personal beliefs or feelings....   [tags: Chemisty Chemistry Science Essays]
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Lithium and Bipolar Disorder - Lithium and Bipolar Disorder INTRODUCTION The drug lithium has been used for a variety of disorders such as gout, diabetes, and epilepsy for over 100 years. It was not until 1949 when John Cade discovered that lithium had a calming effect on guinea pigs that the possibilities of it being used for mania were explored (Paykel, 1992). Since then, lithium has been established as one of the primary treatments for manic depression disorder. In the body of this paper we will explore the chemistry of lithium, the synaptic transmitters involved, the parts of the neuron affected, the inhibitory and excitatory potential changes, the ion channels effected, the physiological changes, the primary behavior changes, the side effect behavior changes and the effects reported by users....   [tags: Chemistry Chemical Essays]
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Investigate the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction - To investigate the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction Background Information: Chemical reactions take place all the time at many different rates, some are incredibly fast like an explosion-where you get no time to see what's happening or like rusting which could take years before the iron is completely rusted. The rate of reaction is extremely important because you need to know how long before the end of the session or you may not get results in time. In living organisms it's vital that all the chemical reactions take place at the rates which supply the cells with the things they need exactly when they need them....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation] 3176 words
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The Uses of Salt - The Uses of Salt Mineral halite, best known as common salt, has been one of the most abundant and used minerals over the centuries. It is essential for the human diet and is an important commercial chemical. Pure salt consists of two elements, which are sodium and chlorine [chloride]. Its chemical name is sodium chloride (NaCl). “In chemistry, common salt is one of a large number of electrolytic compounds classified as salts. The compound occurs as a mineral in the form of crystals and the forms of the crystals are generally cubic and are transparent.” (Encyclopedia Americana 163) Halite (sodium chloride) comes from the Greek “halos”, meaning salt and “lithos” meaning rock, and is better known as “rock salt”....   [tags: Chemistry Salts Essays]
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The K+ Channel Revisited - The K+ Channel Revisited Many scientists enter the field of neuroscience with a desire to understand how the human brain functions to create our actions. Some take a large approach and study reactions to stimulus in live animals. This approach leaves us still wanting to know about things that aren't a result of an outside stimulus. Other scientists take the minimalist approach and start by studying the exact mechanisms of individual cells of the brain. But, what good does that do us for everyday life....   [tags: Chemical Neuroscience Chemistry Papers]
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Psilocybin and Body Changes - Psilocybin and Body Changes Physiological (Whole Body) Changes Psilocybin, the active psychotomimetic, hallucinogenic chemical found in the psilocybe genus of mushrooms, is absorbed through the mouth and stomach and is a monoamine-related substance (Levitt 1975, Grilly, 1998). This means that psilocybin's biochemical effects are mediated by changes in the activity of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine in the central nervous system (made up of the brain and the spinal cord) primarily by way of 5HT2a receptors (Grilly 1998, Hasler 2003)....   [tags: Chemistry Chemical Drugs Papers]
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Caffeine - Caffeine Caffeine is the most-widely consumed psychoactive substance by human beings throughout the world (Reid, 2005). This report will detail its natural origins, chemical structure (as well as those of similar substances), and the methods and dosages in which it is rendered into its usable form. Additionally, this report will detail caffeine's various biological pathways within the human body, including access to the brain and various neurotransmitter pathways. Caffeine is a chemical that occurs naturally in over 100 plant species throughout the world (Steffen, 2000)....   [tags: Science Essays Scientific Chemistry] 2039 words
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An Investigation into the Enthalpies of the Combustion of Alcohols - An Investigation into the Enthalpies of the Combustion of Alcohols ================================================================== Planning My aim for this experiment is to see the energy produced from different alcohols. This investigation involves burning alcohol in the air. ‘GCSE Chemistry’ by B.Earl and L.D.R Wilford says that "alcohols form, another homologous series, with the general formula Cn H2n+1OH ". The alcohol reacts with the oxygen in the air to form the products water and carbon dioxide....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation] 3784 words
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The electrolysis of copper sulphate solution and copper electrodes - The electrolysis of copper sulphate solution and copper electrodes Introduction: For my GCSE Chemistry assessment I will be investigating the electrolysis of copper sulphate solution with the copper (ii) plates. Aim: My intention for this observation is to find out how the current has an effect on the mass of copper deposited in the electrolysis of copper sulphate and copper (ii) plates. Safety Precautions: In this investigation I will make sure that everything is as safe as possible and that there are no chances of accidents occurring....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation] 1255 words
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Comparing the Enthalpy Changes of Combustion of Different Alcohols - Comparing the enthalpy changes of combustion of different alcohols Planning What are alcohols. ================== Alcohol is the common family name for the hydrocarbon group alkanols. They are part of a homologous series. At least one of the hydrogen groups in the molecule is replaced by an OH group. GRAPH Propane Propan-2-ol They are all organic compounds. The general formulas for the alcohols are: CnH(2n+1)OH Where n represents a number. The first and simplest member of the alkanols family is methanol....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation]
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An investigation of neutralization reactions - An investigation of neutralization reactions Aim Question : What is the effect of changing the concentration of an alkali, on the volume of acid needed to neutralise it, when acid is added to it. The plan is to use two acids (Hydrochloric & Sulphuric) and one alkali (Sodium Hydroxide). The reason I need to use two acids is; because the question applies to all acids and alkalis and to just use one of each would not enable me to come to a general conclusion. If there had been more time available, ideally I would have preferred to use two alkalis as well as two acids....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation]
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The Effect of Catalyst an the Rate Of Reaction - The Effect of Catalyst an the Rate Of Reaction Chemistry Coursework Does The Number of Drops of Catalyst Effect The Rate Of Reaction Candidate Name: Ben Dodds Candidate Number: 7158 School: Oundle School Completion Date: Introduction We are studying the reaction between zinc and sulphuric acid, the reaction is catalysed by copper sulphate and this experiment is to test whether the amount of drops effect the rate of reaction. Word Equation Zinc(s) + Sulphuric acid(aq) à Hydrogen(g) + Zinc Sulphate(aq) Symbol Equation Zn + H2SO4 à H + ZnSO4 This reaction is catalysed by Copper sulphate (CuSO4) Ionic Equation - Cancel Spectator ion (SO42-) Zn + 2H+ à Zn2+ + H2 For this reaction to work there must be hard collisions between the zinc and the hydrogen ions (acidity ion) from the acid, The faster the harder and the more often the collisions happen so I predict the more catalyst the faster the reaction....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation] 1447 words
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Factors Affecting the Decomposition of Marble Buildings by Acid Rain - Factors Affecting the Decomposition of Marble Buildings by Acid Rain Background Acid Rain: Nitrogen acids and sulphur dioxides come out of tall chimneys and vehicles. These go into the air, and air currents carry the gases away, and they react with water vapour and oxygen. This produces H2SO4 (sulphuric acid) and HNO3 (nitric acid). The acids become part of a cloud, and it falls down to earth, as acid rain or snow. This can end up miles away from the original source. The acid rain removes nutrients from soil, so plants can not get to them, so this eventually kills surrounding die....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation] 1583 words
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How concentration affects the rate of reaction between Hydrochloric Acid and Sodium Thiosulphate - How concentration affects the rate of reaction between Hydrochloric Acid and Sodium Thiosulphate Chemistry Coursework How Concentration Affects a Reaction Aim: The aim of this experiment is to find out how concentration affects the rate of reaction between Hydrochloric Acid and Sodium Thiosulphate. Introduction: This experiment will be carried out by drawing a cross on a piece of paper and mixing hydrochloric acid and sodium thiosulphate together to see if the cross disappears. The concentration of hydrochloric acid would change every reaction to show that concentration effects a reaction....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation] 1294 words
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Carbon Dioxide produced by Reaction between Hydrochloric Acid and Calcium Carbonate - Investigate the effect of changing the concentration of hydrochloric acid and the volume of carbon dioxide produced by a reaction between hydrochloric acid and marble chips (calcium carbonate). Chemistry Coursework To investigate the effect of changing the concentration of hydrochloric acid and the volume of carbon dioxide produced by a reaction between hydrochloric acid and marble chips (calcium carbonate) Planning experimental procedures Aim In this coursework I will be investigating to see how the concentration of acid affects the rate of reaction with marble chips....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation]
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Investigating how the concentration of reactants affects the rate of reaction - Investigating how the concentration of reactants affects the rate of reaction Chemistry Coursework This experiment is aimed at investigating how the concentration of reactants affects the rate of reaction: The reaction between hydrochloric acid and magnesium will be used to investigate how different concentrations of the acid affect the rate of reaction. The gas produced from the reaction will be measured and used to display the average rate of reaction. The rate of reaction is a measure of how fast a reaction is going and how long it takes to complete....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation] 1990 words
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Investigation to find out if changes in concentration of acid affect the rate of a chemical reaction - Investigation to find out if changes in concentration of acid affect the rate of a chemical reaction PLANNING – Title – Investigation to find out if changes in concentration of acid affect the rate of a chemical reaction. Introduction – The rate of reaction can be defined as the speed at which a reaction takes place. The rate of reaction tells us how quickly a chemical reaction has happened. There are many things that can affect the rate of reaction, (some of these are shown in figure 1 below.) In this coursework I am going to investigate what effect the change in acid concentration has on a chemical reaction....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation] 2613 words
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How the concentration of an acid affects the rate of reaction on marble chips - How the concentration of an acid affects the rate of reaction on marble chips Background: These different speeds of reaction are referred to as their rates. The rate of reaction depends on how often and how hard the reacting particles collide with each other. Particles have to collide in order to react, and the have to collide hard enough as well. This is called the collision theory. When the temperature is increased the particles all move quicker. If they are moving quicker then they are going to have more collisions....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation] 1986 words
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The Reaction Between Marble Chips and Hydrochloric Acid - Using the syringe method I am going to investigate the reaction between Marble chips and hydrochloric acid by measuring the volume of carbon dioxide formed. Chemistry Using the syringe method I am going to investigate the reaction between Marble chips and hydrochloric acid by measuring the volume of carbon dioxide formed. This reaction rate will tell me how fast or slow a chemical reaction is and there are four things that could affect this greatly they are- * Concentration-An increase in concentration means there are more particles....   [tags: Chemistry Lab Experiment] 818 words
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The History of the Elements and Periodic Table - Greek thinkers and early people noted around 400BC, that things are different from each other, and can be broken down into smaller groups. They used the words “element” and “atom” to describe different and the smallest parts of matter. For over 2000 years, the four “elements” of Earth, fire, water, and air were used to explain many stories of the world. Something had to of been done to organize our thoughts and observations of our elements. A method was needed by 1860 to organize the sixty elements known by scientists....   [tags: Chemistry, Science, research papers] 990 words
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Graham's Law - In chemistry and in physics, the movement of particles becomes very important. One way in which particles move is through effusion. The formula for the rate of effusion of gas molecules was developed by a chemist by the name of Thomas Graham in the 19th century. December 21, 1805�September 16, 1869. Thomas Graham was born in December of 1805 in Glasgow, Scotland. His father was a workman who desired that his son enter the Church of Scotland. However, Graham became a student at the University of Glasgow in 1819, where he became interested in the field of chemistry....   [tags: physics chemistry graham grahams law] 619 words
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The Rate of Reaction in the Reaction Between Hydrochloric Acid and Sodium Thiosulphate - To see how the concentration of acid affects the rate of reaction in the reaction between hydrochloric acid and sodium thiosulphate. Planning; Aim To see how the concentration of acid affects the rate of reaction in the reaction between hydrochloric acid and sodium thiosulphate. Background; All reactions occur because of the particles that make up the reactants will collide, and if they have sufficient energy, react forming or breaking bonds. All four methods of increasing the rate of reaction can be explained in terms of increasing the number of collisions....   [tags: Chemistry]
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Equilibrium Constant of an Ester Hydrolysis Reaction - The Equilibrium Constant of an Ester Hydrolysis Reaction Abstract The first step in determining the equilibrium constant of an ester hydrolysis reaction is to prepare five different reaction mixtures with the volume given in Table 1. the bottles have different mixtures of HCl, H2O, an unknown ester, and one bottle has alcohol. We will later determine the equilibrium constant for the reaction between the unknown ester and water to produce an unknown alcohol, and unknown acid....   [tags: Chemistry] 1197 words
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Determination of Cu2+ by Titration - Determination of Cu2+ by Titration Introduction: The purpose of this lab is to determine the concentration of copper ions in an unknown solution. Complexometric titration will be used to determine the concentration. A buret will be used to deliver the complexing agent to the unknown solution. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid will be used as the complexing reagent. An indicator, Murexide in our case, will be used to indicate the endpoint of the reaction. Theories and Concepts: The anion of the acid, EDTA4-, will complex to the metal....   [tags: Chemistry] 507 words
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Scientific Controversies - Facts and reasons cannot in most circumstances settle scientific controversies. The main issue is a matter of interpretation. One person can interpret data and observations differently from another person. This is where the problem lies. Pride and scientific interpretation can keep a controversy going even when facts and reasons may seem to prove one side false. Also, if there is more than model and those models each have some kind of positive evidence, then they each have a point to argue from....   [tags: Chemistry] 859 words
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Potentiometeric Titrations - Title: Potentiometric Titration Purpose: The purpose of this lab was to construct a titration curve by titrating Formic acid using a standardized sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and a pH meter through potentiometric titration. After the data for the rest of the class is collected, compare and contrast the equivalence points to see how the concentrations of the various acids affected the acids weakness and strength. Methods: Obtain 0.020 M of Formic Acid (HCCOOH). Calibrate the pH meter using the instructions for calibrating the pH meter in the appendix....   [tags: Chemistry] 1297 words
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Second Law of Thermodynamics - The second law of thermodynamics involves the concept of entropy, an idea that explains disorder in our world. The concept of entropy associates useful matter and waste with low entropy and high entropy, respectively. In order to look at entropy, we must first define the system of interest. For the remainder of this paper, the system will be Earth. Many people believe that everything we use up can be recycled and reused if we can develop the appropriate technology. However, the Second Law makes it essentially impossible to achieve complete recycling....   [tags: Chemistry] 431 words
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Acids, Bases and Amphiprotic Substances in Water - PURPOSE To observe the effect of various aqueous solutions of acids, bases and amphiprotic substances on a number of indicators, and to record the approximate pH. To determine more accurate pH values for the solutions, using a calibrated pH meter or data logging equipment. APPARATUS The following materials are required in order to complete this experiment:  Semi-micro test tubes and test tube rack  Small dropper bottles of the following test solutions:  0.1M HCl, HNO3, H2SO4, CH3COOH  0.1M NH3, NaOH, KOH  Household cloudy ammonia  White vinegar  0.1 M NH4Cl, NaHCO3, NaHSO4, NaCl, NaNO3, Na2SO4, Ca(OH)2  Calibrated pH meter or data logging equipment for determining pH  Small dropper bottles of the following indicators: <ul> <li> Universal Indicator <li> Litmus <li> Phenolphthalein <li> Methyl orange <li> Water </ul> PROCEDURE Part A - THE EFFECT OF ACIDS AND BASES ON COMMON INDICATORS (a) Place six drops of deionised water, the acids H3PO4, HNO3, H2SO4, CH3COOH, and HCl, and the bases NH3, NaOH, KOH, household cloudy ammonia, white vinegar, and water in fresh, clean, separate semi-micro test tubes, and add 1-2 drops of the indicator under test....   [tags: Chemistry] 1620 words
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Acids and Bases - PURPOSE To investigate the reactions of a typical acid (dilute hydrochloric acid) with metals, metal oxides, carbonates and bases. APPARATUS The following materials in order to complete this experiment: <ul> <li> Dropper bottles containing 0.1M solutions of hydrochloric acid or limewater (calcium hydroxide) and sodium hydroxide. <li> Dropper bottle of bromothymol blue indicator <li> Small samples of the following metals: zinc, copper turnings, magnesium and iron <li> Copper (II) oxide powder <li> Magnesium oxide <li> Marble chips (calcium carbonate) <li> Sodium carbonate <li> 12 test tubes and test tube holder <li> Bunsen burner <li> Stopper or cork <li> Wax taper and matches </ul> PROCEDURE (a) REACTION WITH METALS <ol> <li value="1"> Place a small piece of magnesium ribbon in a test tube and add about 2mL of dilute HCL....   [tags: Chemistry] 1014 words
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Redox Reactions - To predict a number of redox reactions from a table of relative reactivities of some common oxidants and reductants, and then to check these predictions by experiment. APPARATUS The following materials are required in order to complete this experiment:<p>,,X Reaction palette or set of semi-micro test tubes and stand<p>,,X Clean plastic tray<p>,,X Latex gloves<p>,,X Goggles <p>,,X Set of small dropper bottles containing each of the following: <em>f</em>æ Freshly prepared FeSO4 <em>f</em>æ 0.1M FeCl3 solution <em>f</em>æ 1M sulfuric acid, H2SO4 <em>f</em>æ 0.1M H2O2 solution <em>f</em>æ 0.1M KSCN solution <em>f</em>æ 0.1M K3Fe(CN)6 <em>f</em>æ Freshly prepared 0.1M KI solution <em>f</em>æ 0.1M sulfurous acid solution, H2SO3 <em>f</em>æ 0.1M K2Cr2O7 <em>f</em>æ Freshly prepared starch solution....   [tags: Chemistry] 557 words
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Kinetic Production of Isoborneol through the Oxidation-reduction Sequences of Borneol - Through an oxidation-reduction reaction sequence, Borneol is converted to isoborneol. First, borneol is oxidized through a reaction with sodium hypochlorite at 400C to form camphor. When the camphor is then reduced by sodium borohydride, isoborneol is formed. The percent yeild of isoborneol collected was 56.4%, and the melting point range was found to be between 174.2-179.90C. Through analysis of the product through 1H NMR spectroscopy the percent purity is found to be 77.2% pure isoborneol. Introduction Oxidation-reduction reactions can be used to stereochemically control and produce many different organic molecules....   [tags: Chemistry] 635 words
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Cloning, Pros and Cons - The young couple sat in the waiting room of the doctor's office with their heads hung low. They mumbled between themselves, wondering what the doctor would say at this visit. It is their ump-teenth check-up to try and figure out why they have not been able to conceive a child for the past 5 years. The woman wants with all of her heart to give birth to a child of her very own. They wondered if the doctor could do anything else to help them. Would the dream of having a baby of the couple's own blood vanish....   [tags: Chemistry] 2997 words
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Shipwrecks, Corrosion and Conservation - <ol> <li value="9">6: Option - Shipwrecks, Corrosion and Conservation <li value="9">6.1: The chemical composition of the ocean implies its potential role as an electrolyte </ol> Identify the origins of the minerals in oceans as: <ul> <li> leaching by rainwater from terrestrial environments <li> hydrothermal vents in mid-ocean ridges </ul> Identify - recognise and name There are 2 major sources of the salts in seawater: <ol> <li value="1"> Leaching by rain and ground water. <li value="2"> Dissolution of salts by water passing through hydrothermal vents....   [tags: Chemistry] 3833 words
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Specific Heat Lab - Objective: The purpose of this lab was to calculate the specific heat of a metal cylinder Procedure: 1. The 100ml Graduated cylinder was filled with water and a rubber stopper. 2. The metal was placed in the Graduated cylinder, water displacement was found. 3. The beaker was filled with water and the metal was placed in the water. 4. The Bunsen burner was lit. 5. The water in the beaker was boiled using the Bunsen burner. 6. The Styrofoam cup was filled with approximately 100ml of water....   [tags: Chemistry] 357 words
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Density Lab - Objective: The objective of this lab was to calculate the densities of various objects using different techniques. Procedure: <ol> <li value="1"> The mass of the 100-ml. Graduated cylinder was measured without water or rubber stopper. <li value="2"> The mass of the 100-ml. Graduated cylinder was measured without water but with the rubber stopper. <li value="3"> The mass of the metal cylinder was measured. <li value="4"> The 100-ml. Graduated cylinder, with rubber stopper was filled with an amount of water....   [tags: Chemistry] 684 words
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Copper Sulfide? Who Knows? - Objective: The objective of this lab was to calculate the ratio of the copper sulfur compound to conclude whether the compound is made of copper I or II. Procedure: <ol> <li value="1"> A copper coil was twisted. <li value="2"> The mass of the copper coil was found. <li value="3"> The copper coil was placed in a crucible. <li value="4"> A sulfer powder was added to the crucible to cover the copper coil. <li value="5"> The cover was placed on the crucible. <li value="6"> The Bunsen burner was lit....   [tags: Chemistry] 580 words
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Percent Composition by Mass of Oxygen in Potassium Chlorate - % Composition By Mass of Oxygen in Potassium Chlorate Objective: The purpose of this lab was to calculate the percent composition by mass of oxygen in potassium chlorate. Procedure: 1.The mass of the crucible and the cover was measured. 2.KClO3 was added to the crucible. 3.The mass of the crucible, cover and KClO3 was measured. 4.MnO2 was added in the crucible. 5.The mass of the crucible, cover, KClO3 and MnO2 was measured. 6.The Bunsen Burner was lit. 7.The covered crucible was placed over the flame of the Bunsen Burner using a ring stand....   [tags: Chemistry] 359 words
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Rates of Chemical Reactions - RATES OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS REACTION ORDER FOR IODATE ION OBJECTIVE: <ol> <li value="1"> To determine the order of a KIO3-NaHSO3 reaction with respect to the iodate ion. <li value="2"> To determine a difference on the rate of the reaction when the solution is 10oC higher than a room temperature. </ol> BACKGROUND: The rate of a chemical reaction is the speed at which reactants are converted to products....   [tags: Chemistry] 979 words
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Determination of an Equilibrium Constant - OBJECTIVE: To determine the equilibrium constant for the following reaction: Fe3+(aq) + SCN-(aq) -----> Fe(SCN)2+(aq) BACKGROUND: In this experiment, the equilibrium constant, K, for the above reaction is given by the expression: K = [FeSCN 2+] [Fe 3+][SCN 1-] where the concentrations of the substances are those at equilibrium. The equilibrium concentrations of these substances will be determined and used to determine K....   [tags: Chemistry] 939 words
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Analysis of Carbon Dioxide CO2 - Analysis of Carbon Dioxide CO2 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a colorless gas, which was first discovered in 1577 by Van Helmont who detected it in the products of both fermentation and charcoal burning. CO2 is used in solid, liquid, and gas forms in a variety of industrial processes. These include: beverage carbonation, dry ice, welding and chemicals manufacturing. It is produced by the combustion of all carbonaceous fuels and can be recovered in an abundance of ways. It is widely used today as a by-product of synthetic ammonia production, fermentation, and from flue gases by absorption process....   [tags: Chemistry] 294 words
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Notes on Chemical Bonding - Chemical notes on bonding Ionic bonding - This occurs between metals and non metals - Fe2+/3+, Cu+/2+, Zn2+, No3- - Metals loose electrons, non metals gain electrons. - Ionic compounds conduct electricity when dissolved, but not when solid, they also have high m & b points due to strong giant 3d lattice. They are also soluble in water as they have a charge - Metal atoms always form positive charged electrons while non metals from negatively charged electrons Metallic Bonding - They conduct electricity due to a sea of delocalised electrons - They have a lattice of positive atoms....   [tags: Chemistry] 807 words
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Mentos Experiment - MENTOS + SODA = . Problem: Which brand of soda tested spews the most liquid when three Mentos are doped into a 2-liter of each brand. We know that the reaction between Mentos and soda is an explosion, but what we are trying to figure out is which brand causes the biggest reaction. Hypothesis: If three Mentos are dropped into a 2-liter of Diet Coke, Diet 7-Up, and Dr Thunder, then the Diet Coke will have the largest reaction to the Mentos. Materials: 1 pkg. Mint Mentos candies 2-liter Diet Coke 2-liter Diet 7-Up 2-liter Dr....   [tags: Chemistry] 604 words
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Limiting Reactant Lab Experiment Using Baking Soda and Vinegar - Baking Soda and Vinegar: Limiting Reactant Lab Background The limiting reactant of a chemical reaction is the substance that places an upper bound on the amount of product that the reaction can produce. The limiting reactant places this upper bound because the reaction must stop once all of the limiting reactant is consumed. If the relative amount of reactants is altered, then the limiting reactant may change accordingly. For example, a balanced chemical equation of a certain reaction specifies that an equal number of moles of two substances A and B is required....   [tags: chemistry] 1472 words
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