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Parallel Combinational Chemistry to Produce Ester - Esters are defined as molecules consisting of a carbonyl group which is adjacent to an ether linkage. They are polar molecules which are less polar than alcohols but more so than ethers, due to their degree of hydrogen bonding ability. Most often derived from reacting an alcohol with a carboxylic acid, esters are a unique, ubiquitous class of compounds with many useful applications in both natural and industrial processes 1. For example, within mammals, esters are used in triglycerides and other lipids as they are the main functional group attacking fatty acids to the glycerol chain 2....   [tags: fisher esterification,carboxylic acid, grape odour]
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Is Triglyceride or Ethel Ester Fish Oil Better? - The Truth about Fish Oil The purpose of this report is to explore the controversial dispute between the quality of two different forms of fish oil supplementation; Triglyceride (TG) and Ethyl Ester (EE). Fish oil can be implemented into a diet by eating either fish or taking supplements. Fish oil is extracted from selected fish that contain highly beneficial healthy oils known as omega-3 fatty acids, two of the most important omega-3 fatty acids that are found in fish oil are Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)....   [tags: acid, body, vitamin] 652 words
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Character Analysis of Ester Greenwood in The Bell Jar - In the disturbingly passionate novel, The Bell Jar, Esther Greenwood begins her spiraling journey into madness because of her struggles with trust and preset expectations. Once a small town girl, Esther feels like she is not truly enjoying the experiences New York has to offer her. Knowing that she is very fortunate that her writing skills and exceptional grades have given her this opportunity, Esther desperately tries to be thankful for winning the contest but just can’t. The story deliberately starts with Esther voicing her opinion about The Rosenberg Electrocution trial....   [tags: journey, trust, expectations] 783 words
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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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ROP Mechanism: Cyclic Ester Polymerization by Tin(II) Octoate - Introduction Polymerization of cyclic esters has attracted a lot of interest for the synthesis of biodegradabale/ biocompatible polymeric materials, such as polylactide, polyglycolide and also other polymer compound such as linear polycarbonate. Ring opening polymerization of cyclic ester compounds is better than step polymerization for obtaining high Mw polymers in a controlled “living” fashion, while avoiding the formation of by-products. Tin octoate (tin(II) bis(2-ethyl hexanoate)), Sn(Oct)2) is one of the most used initiator in the polymerization of cyclic esters....   [tags: Research Analysis] 1046 words
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Ester's Search in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar - Ester's Search in The Bell Jar “I couldn’t stand the idea of a woman having to have a single pure life and a man being able to have a double life, one pure and one not” (Plath 66). Ester is against the conventional attitude of what a woman’s place in society is and expresses this in a number of ways throughout the book. Ester tells us her views on the sexual relationship between a man and a woman, motherhood, and the kind of career that is considered practical. Ester’s view on purity is described in the above quote, and as a result she feels the need to lose her virginity....   [tags: Plath Bell Jar Essays] 502 words
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Literature is the superlative resource when one is attempting to comprehend or fathom how society has transformed over the centuries. Many written works—whether fictional or nonfictional—express the views of gender roles and societies’ expectations. Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar is an exemplary novel that explores these issues. Ester Greenwood was portrayed the superficial and oppressive values of the mid-twentieth century American society through her experiences of gender inequalities and social conformities....   [tags: society, gender stereotype ]
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Preparing and Observing the Properties of Esthers - ... Apparatus and Materials  Hot Plate  1 Test tube  Test tube rack  Methanol (2 ml)  Concentrated sulphuric acid (4 drops)  250 ml beaker  Test tube holder  Salicylic acid (2grams)  Electronic balance  Evaporating dish Method and Procedures  2 ml of methanol was poured in a test tube  1 gram of salicylic acid was added  4 drops of concentrated sulphuric acid was then added to the solution in the test tube.  The test tube was then placed in a beaker filled with water and placed on the hot plate until it got to a gentle boil....   [tags: chemistry experiments]
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Phytochemical & Antioxidant Activity - 3. Results and Discussion 3.1. Phytochemical analysis Phytochemicals, especially phenolics are known to be major bioactive compounds for health benefits. Plant extracts containing different classes of polyphenols are very attractive in the food industry. Therefore, in this study, the total phenolics content and total flavonoids content of the faba beans’ extract were investigated. Folin-Ciocalteu phenol method estimated a total phenolic content of 22.415 GAE equivalents (µg GAE/mg sample). The presence of a high phenolic amount in the faba seeds indicates its potential as a good natural antioxidant....   [tags: UNderutilized Legume Vicia Faba Seeds]
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Energy Demand - 1. Introduction Due to the economic growth, the energy demand of the world increase every year. In the energy conversion process in power plants and small engines, energy efficiency is a key factor. The equipments with higher efficiency, the more work output. Therefore, a number of researches studied on thermodynamics of efficiency, irreversibility and exergy in both spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines were found during the last century. The thermal efficiency and the energy loss in the system are normally calculated from the 1st law of thermodynamics, while the maximum work output or exergy is characterized by the 2nd law of thermodynamics....   [tags: Environment, Thermodynamics] 587 words
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Questions and Answers: Associationistic Theory of Learning - Associationistic 1. Define and describe what is meant by an Associationistic Theory of Learning. (1/2 point) To understand the meaning of Associationistic Theory of learning is relevant to understanding what associationistic means. Associationistic is a "school of psychology that holds that the content of consciousness can be explain by the association and reassociation of irreducible sensory and perceptual elements" ("Associationistic," 2014). Therefore, the point to all associationist theories is that there are associations made that leads to learning....   [tags: pavlov, classical conditioning]
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Chemistry Lab: Molecular Formulas - In 2 week long Chemistry lab I was given unknown liquid numbered 29 which I had to find through the experiments that I learned from the beginning of the semester. After conducting experiments I acquired empirical formula, molecular weight, molecular formula, density and boiling point temperature in order for me to find what the substance is. Using molecular formula I plan on looking into few websites that my professor provided us such as: ChemBlink, ChemSpider and PubChem to help me find what substances I should be looking into....   [tags: ChemBlink, ChemSpider and PubChem] 1406 words
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History of Glow Sticks - A glow stick is a self-reliant, instant light source. It consists of a translucent plastic tube containing secluded substances when combined can produce light. It does not require any extra external energy sources. The light cannot be turned off after it is “lite”, but it is said that glow sticks can actually be used again by putting it in the freezer overnight then cracking it once more. Glow sticks are used in many ways some for emergency settings, recreation, entertainment, and in the military because they are portable and easy to activate....   [tags: usage, entertainment, energy sources] 622 words
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Negative Effects of Pesticides - ... (2012). Physics and Chemistry: Encyclopedia of Earth. Acetylcholine (ACh) is one of the most prevalent neurotransmitters found within an animal's nervous system. It functions in both the peripheral and central nervous systems and is highly active in the somatic nervous system as well. ACh can elicit an inhibitory effect of lowering the heart rate but primarily behaves in an excitatory manner, contracting skeletal muscle. Disruptions or inadequate production of ACh have shown to be associated with dementia and irregular sleep rhythms.⁵ Looking more closely at the biology, acetylcholine is released by a neuron which then diffuses across the synaptic cleft, or gap between neurons, and bi...   [tags: acute cholinergic syndrome, chemicals] 2135 words
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Heterocyclic Chemistry: The Knorr Synthesis of Pyrroles - The Knorr synthesis of the pyrrole, 2,4-diethoxycarbonyl-3,5-dimethylpyrrole, was achieved using an α-amino ketone, ethyl acetoaminoacetate and reacting it with its predecesso r, ethyl acetoacetate in a double condensation reaction . The product was analysed by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, mass spectrometry and IR spectroscopy giving positive results . Introduction Pyrrole has been a molecule of great interest due to its heterocyclic aromatic properties. The lone pair on the nitrogen is delocalised within the ring, causing the heterocycle to be electron-rich ....   [tags: Chemistry]
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Chemistry of Taste and Smell - The human body does amazing things on a daily basis. All the senses that the body uses consists of nerves, neurotransmitters and the brain decodes the messages that was received. Smell is the passing of odorants through the nose, received by the olfactory cells, and are sent directly to the brain. Taste is the weakest of the five senses but it is the sensory function of the central nervous system( The Science of Taste and Smell). We taste and smell things every day but little do most people know that these two senses work together to make life even more satisfactory....   [tags: Chemistry Essays]
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Tests on the Medical Effectivness of Phlomis Younghusbandii Mukerjee - ... Good dose-dependent effects were obtained in most of these tests, except in the hot plate test and the acetic acid-induced Evans blue leakage test. These findings suggested that the aqueous extract of P. Younghusbandii, abundance with iridoid glycosides and phenylethanoid glycosides, has significant antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities. Keywords:Phlomis Younghusbandii Mukerjee; Iridoid glycoside; phenylethanoid glycosides; Antinociceptive activity; Anti-inflammatory activity Abbreviations: AEPY, Aqueous extract of Phlomis Younghusbandii Mukerjee HPLC, High performance liquid chromatography; LD50, Median lethal dose; ERP, Edema Ratio Phlomis YounghusbandiiMukerjee is a pere...   [tags: anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, phenylethanoid] 516 words
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Fossil Fuel Leads to Pollution - ... [2].Bio-diesel is defined as the mono-alkyl esters of fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal oils. In simple terms, bio-diesel is the product when a vegetable oil or animal oil chemically reacts with an alcohol (methanol, ethanol, propanol and butanol) to produce a fatty acid alkyl ester. Different types of catalyst are used. Glycerol is produced as a byproduct. Bio-diesel can be synthesized from vegetable oils, animal oils and recycled cooking oils [3]. Edible vegetable oils such as canola, soybean, sun flower and corn have been used for bio-diesel production and are proven diesel substitutes [4, 5]....   [tags: diesiel engines, bio-diesiel] 551 words
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Grace Throughout the Bible - I will look at the lives of Moses, Haggai and Ester who with God’s grace overcame huge obstacles in their families, situations, and beliefs to further God’s Kingdom in amazing ways. In Philip Yancey’s Book What’s so Amazing About Grace. Yancey says that grace, “Contains the essence of the gospel as a drop of water can contain the image of the sun.” (Yancey, 12) This and God’s promise that his grace will never leave us makes grace an incredible theme throughout the Bible. Grace is an incredible thing that is defined in a variety of ways....   [tags: Overcoming Imperfection, Esther, Moses]
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Identifying an Organic Unknown - Identifying an Organic Unknown Aim: In this investigation I will get a number of unknown organic compounds. Which i have to identify by using a number of different chemical and physical techniques. The only thing is known about the compound is that it contains one of the functional group: alcohol, aldehyde, ketone, carboxylic acid, phenol and ester. Therefore I devised a sequence of tests that would identify which one of the groups the sample contains. The flow chart below shows the chemical techniques, which I will use to identify the functional group of the unknown....   [tags: Papers] 819 words
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Optimization of Ritalin for more Effective Results - Ritalin (Methylphenidate) Optimization Ritalin Pills Abstract: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently the dominating psychiatric disorder found in children. The creation of the drug Ritalin based on the molecule Methylphenidate in the early 90’s sparked a widespread use of this psycho stimulant, which still remains as one of the most popular drugs used to counteract the symptoms of ADHD. My ultimate goal in this research project is to design analogs for the drug Ritalin in the hopes of discovering a more effective version of this medication....   [tags: Methylphenidate Pills Medication ADD ADHD]
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Chemistry: Gas-Liquid Chromatography - Extraction To obtain oils from plant materials steam distillation is typically used. Solvent extraction is also used to create a resinoid (resembling characteristics of resin). Solvent extraction is commonly used with volatile substances that may be lost with distillation. Solvent used are pentane, hexane, and mixes of solvents such as ethyl acetate and hexane which is commonly used in place of benzene (see Figure 2). Gas-Liquid Chromatography Gas-Liquid Chromatography is the process of separating complex mixtures into the components and measuring the individual components....   [tags: extraction, resinoid, benzene]
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Purim the Jewish Holiday - Response Paper Purim Purim is the Jewish holiday commemorating how the Jews of Persia escaped total annihilation thanks to the bravery of Queen Ester. Purim occurs on the 14th of Adar, (or in certain walled cities like Jerusalem, the 15th of Adar.) which this year falls on the 21st of March. The story of Purim is recounted in the Book of Esther, found in the Hebrew Bible. Set in Persia roughly 2,300 years ago, the story tells of how a series of events came together to save the Jewish people from genocide....   [tags: essays research papers] 1497 words
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“Seeing Through the Bell Jar: Distorted Female Identity in Cold War America - The essay “Seeing Through the Bell Jar: Distorted Female Identity in Cold War America” by Rosi Smith, argues that the book, “The Bell Jar”, by Sylvia Plath is about women in 1950s America who struggled to find their personal identities outside what was defined by the Cold War Ideology of the role of women in the household. According to Smith, the character Esther Greenwood’s inability to integrate her identity is because of the state of the political environment and time frame in which the book is written....   [tags: Literature]
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Biology: Hydrolysis of Lipids Using an Enzyme Called ‘Lipase’ - Hydrolysis of Lipids Using an Enzyme Called ‘Lipase’ Research and Rationale Enzymes Enzymes are made up of proteins that are available in every cell of a living plant and animal [9] .Enzymes are very important for biochemical reactions. They act as catalysts and speed up biochemical reactions by using ‘an alternative reaction pathway of lower activation energy’ [5].Enzymes either starts a chemical reaction or allows it to occur faster [9]. Enzymes do not experience enduring changes therefore; remain unchanged at the end of the reaction [9]....   [tags: triglycerides, energy, molecule] 2578 words
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The Effects of Hurricanes in Bananas Plantation - After receiving alarming news from the Cavendish Distilling Company or CDC, about their delicious Banana Elixir. It seems after Hurricane Floyd they lost the majority of their bananas’ and are now in need of an alternative source for a banana flavoring, to avoid bankruptcy. Luckily for the CDC, there is a known way to get the chemical that can be used in place of the oil from a banana. That chemical in this experiment will be known as isopentyl acetate. Isopentyl acetate is an Ester, an Esters are usually created from reacting a carboxylic acid with an alcohol, along this an acid catalyst....   [tags: Isopentyl acetate, banana elixir, destillation]
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The Adverse Effects of Consuming Artificial Sweetners - Today a percentage of the population is addicted to sugar and over the years sugar has been given a bad reputation that if you consume too much you will have a higher risk of developing some type of disease. Well in attempt to live a healthy life, people today are relying on artificial sweeteners. With this notion, the question still today is whether or not artificial sweeteners are healthier then just consuming regular table sugar. This paper will discuss the adverse affects of consuming artificial sweeteners and the effects they have on a person’s body....   [tags: saccharin, aspartame, cancerogene]
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The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen - The Devil’s Arithmetic Independent Reading Response Questions, Chapters 6-9: 1) Hannah reveals that her best friend is Rosemary, a Catholic girl, and states, “As if that matters (p. 46).” As Chaya, her new friends are in shock upon hearing this. Ester states, “My father will not even let me talk to a goy (p. 47).” Why will Ester’s father not allow this. Why is Hannah not bothered by it. Use text evidence to support your response. Answer: Esther states, “My father will not even let me talk to a goy.” Her father does not want Esther to be friend with a goy, because he thinks that the goy will influence Esther, negatively....   [tags: independent reading response questions] 2166 words
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Biodiesel Production Using Supercritical Methanol - A major part of all the energy produced worldwide comes from fossil fuel sources. These sources are limited and are depleting at a fast pace. The depletion of these fossil sources has led to the search of alternative fuels from renewable sources like plant biomass. Vegetable oil is one such renewable source. Vegetable oil has gained much attention in recent years since it has many environmental benefits and it can be obtained from renewable sources. The energy from vegetable oil can be tapped by converting it to biodiesel....   [tags: fossil fuels, vegetable oil, biodiesel]
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Carbohydrates, Fat, and Protein - Animals and plants each require their own unique form of carbohydrates, fats, and protein to function. Humans have many chemical compounds found in the body, each classified as different macromolecules. Macromolecules include fats, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleotides. Each performing their own unique function in the human body. Carbohydrates, or carbs, are used to spare the use of protein in the body and use it as energy. Carbs can be found in many foods, such as grains, fruits and milk products....   [tags: Humans, Chemical Compunds, Human Sciences]
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Esther in the Bible - The book of Esther tells the faithfulness of one woman and her uncle. It is only one of two books that contain the heroism and bravery of a woman heroine. The story of Esther accomplishes two profound things, the first: “To demonstrate God’s providential care of his people, even those outside the land of Israel, and 2) to commend the observance of the feast of Purim by relating how it originated” (Breneman 289).Unlike the rest of the Bible the story of Esther does not directly state or talk about God, but instead shows God’s plans for all of our lives and how in all frightening moments of life, He remains faithful to those who trust and have faith in Him....   [tags: God's Plan, Faith in God, Bible, God]
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Importance of Costumes in As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part One - Importance of Costumes in As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part One The Jewish holiday Purim celebrates the rescue of the ancient Jews of Persia from certain destruction at the hands of Haman. The fair queen Ester tricks the villain, and Haman betrays himself before the king. Each year the story is read aloud amidst great celebration. The children, and even the adults, dress up as their favorite character in the story. Each time Haman’s name is uttered, everyone makes as much noise as they can to blot out his evil name....   [tags: As You Like It] 1224 words
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The Structure of Nucleic Acid Chains - The Structure of Nucleic Acid Chains Nucleotides are joined together in DNA and RNA by phosphate ester bonds between the phosphate component of one nucleotide and the sugar component of the next nucleotide. An ester bond is a bond which occurs between a Carbon atom and an Oxygen atom. More and more nucleotides can be added on by the same process of forming ester bonds until an immense chain is formed. But no matter how long a polynucleotide chain is, one end of the nucleic acid molecule always has a free -OH group on the sugar at the Carbon known as C3' (called the 3' end) and the other end of the molecule always has a phosphoric acid group at C5' (the 5' end)....   [tags: Papers] 906 words
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Structure and Biological Significance of Lipids - Structure and Biological Significance of Lipids Lipids are made up of a wide variety of molecules, but they all contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, with a much higher percentage of carbon and hydrogen molecules than oxygen. There are three kinds of lipids in living organisms: triglycerides, phospholipids and steroids (hormones). Triglycerides are made up of a glycerol molecule, with three fatty acid chains attached by ester linkages. Glycerol is an alcohol containing 3 carbon atoms....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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Book Summary - Addy is a nine year old girl who lives with her Momma, Pappa, Sam her 15 year old brother and her one year old sister Ester. Addy and her family are slaves who work for Master Stevens. One night on a summer night sleep Addy heard her parents talking about running away. Pappa wanted Addy to be free. He is sick and tired of seeing his children work so hard. They were talking about how they have to take a chance. Pappa did not want to wait till the war was over. He wanted to be free, and to be able to run free and feel freedom....   [tags: Book Review Summary] 1523 words
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