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Carbon Compounds - Carbon Compounds 23.1 What is carbon Compounds.  carbon compounds are far more numerous and varied than compounds formed from other elements  there are millions of different carbon compounds  most are combinations with hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorous, and the hologens  some general and physical properties of carbon atoms are :  non electrolytes, or very weak electrolytes  low melting points  compounds made solely from carbon and hydrogen are generally non-polar and insoluble in water 23.2 Where do Carbon Compounds come from....   [tags: Papers] 1292 words
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Structure Elucidation of the New Compounds - 2. Results and Discussion. 2.1 Structure elucidation of the new compounds Repeated orthogonal chromatographic separations of the crude extract led to isolation of the optically inactive compound 1 as an amorphous light yellow powder. Mass spectrometry analysis of this sample provided a [M + H]+ pseudomolecular ion at m/z 507.1288 that defined a molecular formula of C27H22O10. Solutions of this powder displayed a complex UV chromophore, which included allowed absorbances at 334 and 343 nm, that implied the presence of a highly conjugated system....   [tags: Biology] 2118 words
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Ionic and Covalent Compounds - Ionic and Covalent Compounds Pre-Lab 1. List the properties of ionic compounds. - Solids at room temperature. - Soluble in water. - Conduct electricity (while in solution). - Very high melting and boiling points. 2. List the properties of covalent compounds. - Solids, liquids, or gases at room temperature. - May or may not be soluble in water. - Most do not conduct electricity (except for acids) - Low melting and boiling points. 3. Give the name and formula for: a) 3 ionic compounds NaCl—Sodium Chloride FeCl3—Iron (III) Chloride MgO—Magnesium Oxide b) 3 covalent compounds NO—Nitrogen Monoxide CBr4—Carbon Tetrabromide N2O5—Dinitrogen Pentoxide Laboratory Procedure Testing eight different substances by doing one or more of the following: a) Putting the substances in water to test its solubility....   [tags: Papers] 370 words
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Total Synthesis of CP Compounds - Total Synthesis of CP Compounds Man's fascination with the many uses that can be found with the exploitation of natural substances has been demonstrated time and again throughout history, but the stage was set at the turn of the century for organic chemists to begin to focus on utilizing natural compounds for the benefit of medicinal and industrial uses. The discoveries of penicillin, aspirin, and other naturally occurring useful compounds in the earlier parts of the century set the stage for the utilization and exploitation of biologically active compounds as a molecular science....   [tags: Papers] 505 words
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Biology, The Five Major Compounds - Compounds That Compose the Human Body There are five major groups of compounds that compose the human body. They are carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleotides, and water. These are all very important to humans and without them we would not be able to survive. They have many functions that encourage a human cell and a human body to function. Carbohydrates include sugars and starches, contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen which appears in a ratio of 1:2:1. Carbohydrates are classified according to size as monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides....   [tags: essays research papers] 1150 words
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Lab Report The Preparation of Organic Compounds - Lab Report The Preparation of Organic Compounds Aspirins and Oil of Wintergreen Introduction The purpose of this experiment is to prepare two organic compounds (aspirin and oil of wintergreen) and to illustrate the typical organic reactions. Students will also learn some techniques commonly used in organic synthesis and the meaning of the terms theoretical yield, actual yield, and percent yield. Both Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) and oil of wintergreen (methyl salicylate) are commonly used organic compounds....   [tags: Science Experiment, Chemistry] 327 words
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The Uses and Significance of Group Two Compounds - The Uses and Significance of Group Two Compounds The group two elements consist of Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium and Radium. These are known as the ‘Group Two elements’ because of their unique electron division. Each one of these elements, consists of two outer shell electrons. Because of the lack of outer electrons, these elements are highly reactive. Group two electrons have a positive Two charge or +ve. The Group 2 elements are all metals with a shiny, silvery-white colour....   [tags: Papers] 736 words
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The Use of Ergogenic Compounds to Improve Athletic Performance - The Use of Ergogenic Compounds to Improve Athletic Performance An Ergogenic aid is known as an enhancing quality in sporting performance. Compounds such as bee pollen, caffeine, glycine, carnitine, lecithin, and gelatin are claimed through anecdotal evidence to improve strength or endurance. The use of drugs and other substances has persisted for nearly a century....   [tags: Papers] 1616 words
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Starch, Glycogen and Cellulose as Efficient Storage and Structural Compounds - Starch, Glycogen and Cellulose as Efficient Storage and Structural Compounds Starch is a complex carbohydrate, it's a mixture of amylose and amylopectin both of which are polysaccharides containing α-glucose molecules linked via a condensation reaction. Amylose is a long, straight chain of α-glucose molecules, these are linked together by a 1,4 glycosidic bond, where 1 & 4 are carbon reducing centres. + +… α-glucose molecule α-glucose molecule = + H20 amylose These chains of α-glucose coil to form spirals and these are held in place by hydrogen bonds....   [tags: Papers] 621 words
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Hydrogen atoms can react with oxygen atoms forming different compounds. There are mainly two types, one is water and the other is hydrogen peroxide - Oxides of Hydrogen Introduction: Hydrogen atoms can react with oxygen atoms forming different compounds. There are mainly two types, one is water and the other is hydrogen peroxide. Structure: A water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom joining together by covalent bonds. The shape of it is bent and its bond angle is of 105°. The structure is shown below. [IMAGE] A hydrogen peroxide molecule consists of two hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms joined together by covalent bonds....   [tags: Papers] 733 words
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Mixture and Compound Differences - Mixture and Compound Differences 1 One difference between mixtures and compounds is that compounds have a certain composition as opposed to mixtures that can be varied. Chemical compounds are made up of at least two elements that are bonded together in a fixed mass ratio that can only be split apart by chemical means. And a mixture is a substance created by merging at least two different materials with no chemical reaction. Also compounds can only be separated if they are destroyed. But the elements in mixtures can be physically separated from each other easily....   [tags: Chemistry ] 634 words
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Discovery of the Compound Buckminsterfullerene - Discovery of the Compound Buckminsterfullerene Once in a while there are discoveries of compounds which surprise the scientific community. In 1985 such a discovery took place; it was the discovery of the compound named Buckminsterfullerene. The compound was the first of its kind: a big 60-atom molecule resembling a soccer ball, composed of carbon, and arranged in a perfect geodesic sphere. This compound was unique in its nature because it was the first time carbon was observed in a very stable and solid three-dimensional structure....   [tags: Papers] 1044 words
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An Investigation into the Identification, Properties, and Synthesis of an Unknown Ionic Compound - Abstract This paper describes the methods used in the identification, investigation of properties, and synthesis of an unknown compound. The compound was identified as calcium nitrate by a variety of tests. When the compound was received, it was already known to be one of twelve possible ionic compounds. The flame test identified the presence of the calcium anion in the compound. The compound tested positive for the nitrate cation using the iron sulfate test. At this point it was hypothesized that the compound was calcium nitrate....   [tags: Research Analysis]
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Dissecting a Compound - I. Identifying an Unknown Compound Purpose/Problem: In this lab we had to figure out what our mystery compound was by performing two tests. One of the tests was called the Flame Test, which we use to find out the metal element in the compound. It is used to find the metal because each metal gives off its own unique flame color. The other test is called the Precipitate Test, which we use to find out the non-metal element in our compound by adding silver nitrate to it. It’s used to find the non-metal because each non-metal has its own unique reaction to silver nitrate....   [tags: essays research papers] 413 words
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Physics of the Compound Bow - A Brief History of the Bow * Arrowheads have been found in Africa that date back as far as 25,000 to 50,000 B.C. * Throughout the next few tens of thousands of years, humans had PLENTY of time to refine their techniques. Fire-hardening arrow heads, fletching arrow shafts to improve their flight characteristics, "tillering" bows so that the upper and lower limbs had the same bend radius, etc. All of these improvements helped increase the efficiency and accuracy of the bow and arrow, and helped humans to survive and advance throughout the ages....   [tags: physics weapon bow archery] 1069 words
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Bohr and the Periodic table - Bohr's Model There are three main parts of an atom the electrons, protons and the neutrons. Each part has charge. It is rather positive, negative, or neutral. An electron always has a negative charge. Protons always have negative charges. Then finally the neutron is a neutral charge or a charge of zero. If the charge of the whole atom it zero that means there are an equal number of positive and negative pieces. An electron can be found anywhere around the nucleus, and the protons and neutrons are in the nucleus....   [tags: essays research papers] 474 words
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Introduction of Petroleum - Introduction of petroleum: Petroleum is otherwise known as crude oil. It occurs naturally beneath the earth. Petroleum is also meaning of rock oil. The term petroleum is a generic name applied to the deposits of oil materials. Petroleum occurs beneath the earth. It is a flammable liquid and mainly composed of various hydrocarbons and its average composition is c 80-87%, H 11-15%, S 0.1-4%, N and O 0.1-0.55. Formation of petroleum Petroleum is evident from chromatographic, spectroscopic and analytical studies that a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds is present in petroleum....   [tags: Oil] 506 words
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Excretion And Elimination Of Toxicants And Their Metabolites - Excretion and Elimination of Toxicants and their Metabolites The first topic that was covered by this chapter was the excretion of wastes by the Renal system. The first step that occurs in the kidney deals with the nephron, which is the functional unit of the kidney. In the glomerulus the formation of urine begins with the passive filtration of plasma through the pores that are found in the glomerulus. The plasma is forced through these pores by hydrostatic pressure. The only things that determines if a molecule will pass through the pores of the glomerulus is it's molecular weight....   [tags: essays research papers] 1083 words
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Separation of M-toluic Acid, Acetanilide, and NaCl - Discussion Overall this experiment was a success yielding 98.8% of the initial 1.34g of known compounds. Looking at Table 1 the problem of separation quickly becomes apparent, both M-Toluic Acid and Acetanilide are insoluble in water. This left two non-salts in one mixture, and what solvent to use to separate these two was the most important question as their respective melting points are also very similar. After looking at both compounds and noticing the M-Toluic Acid (Image 2) had an OH group hanging off of it next to a double bond, the H ion on the end would be susceptible to a base....   [tags: Chemistry] 505 words
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Reactive Oxygen Species - ... Therefore the release of these polyphenolic compounds can be enhanced by enzyme-enhanced degradation of cell wall polysaccharides (Pinelo et al., 2006). However, polyphenolic compounds exist in plants are not always associated with the plant cell walls (Pinelo et al., 2006). It is well known that the ability of tannins to form strong complexes with proteins, either reversibly by hydrogen bonding through peptide or amide linkages, or irreversibly by covalent condensations (Stern et al., 1996)....   [tags: Biology, Lipids, Proteins, DNA] 1182 words
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Sodium - Life could not exist without compounds of sodium. These compounds hold water in body tissues, and a severe deficiency of sodium can cause death. Blood contains sodium compounds in solution. Sodium compounds are used in industry in the manufacture of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, in metallurgy, in sodium vapor lamps, and in the production of hundreds of every day products. One of the most common sodium compounds is table salt, or sodium chloride. In its pure form sodium is a silver-white, soft and waxy metallic element....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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Carbon - CARBON Carbon, an element discovered before history itself, is one of the most abundant elements in the universe. It can be found in the sun, the stars, comets, and the atmospheres of most planets. There are close to ten million known carbon compounds, many thousands of which are vital to the basis of life itself (WWW 1). Carbon occurs in many forms in nature. One of its purest forms is diamond. Diamond is the hardest substance known on earth. Although diamonds found in nature are colorless and transparent, when combined with other elements its color can range from pastels to black....   [tags: essays research papers] 1064 words
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Benzene - Benzene Benzene, C(6)H(6), is a clear, colorless, flammable liquid that is insoluble in water.Its boiling point is 80 degrees C (176 degrees F). In the past benzene was obtained from the distillation of coal in the absence of air. Today most benzene is made syntheticallyfrom petroleum products. The benzene is a closed ring of six atoms connected by bonds that resonatebetween single and double bonds; each carbon is also bound to a single atom. Benzene isinsoluble in water but mixes in all proportions with organic ....   [tags: essays research papers] 516 words
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Linear and Non-linear Quantitative Structure – Activity Relationship Models on Indole Substitution Patterns as Inhibitors of HIV-1 Attachment - ... Polarized Continuum Model (PCM) was applied to consider non-specific solvent effect. In order to investigate how the environment of solvent can affect the structures, all molecules were optimized in H2O solvent. The molecular descriptors for constructing the best model were calculated by the Dragon program. Different types of numerical descriptors were generated to describe each compound. These descriptors are categorized in topological, geometrical, MoRSE [10, 11], RDF [11, 12], GETAWAY [13, 14], autocorrelations [11] and WHIM [15, 16] groups....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Organic vs. Inorganic Material - ... As explained by Saferstein “Chromatography is a means of separating and tentatively identifying the components of a mixture, Spectrophotometry is the study of the absorption of light by chemical substances. Mass spectrometry characterizes organic molecules by observing their fragmentation pattern after their collision with a beam of high-energy electrons” (2011, Pg 132). Organic compounds are not able to form salt but inorganic compounds can. Very importantly organic compounds can be produced by living things....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Chromatography - Chromatography is a separation technique in which the mixture to be separated is dissolved in a solvent and the resulting solution, often called the mobile phase, is then passed through or over another material, the stationary phase. The separation of the original mixture depends on how strongly each component is attracted to the stationary phase. Substances that are attracted strongly to the stationary phase will be retarded and not move alone with the mobile phase. Weakly attracted substances will move more rapidly with the mobile phase....   [tags: essays research papers] 672 words
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Computers in Drug Research and Development - Computers in Drug Research and Development As the computer becomes more and more powerful, its uses and abilities grow. Scientists have been able to harness this power in to assist them in their goals of researching and developing drugs for human use. Computers can be found in nearly every drug research laboratory and development center in the world. In the process of developing a drug, thousands upon thousands of chemical compounds are tested to be used in laboratory tests and animal tests. Generally, over 5000 compounds are chosen for such testing....   [tags: Essays Papers] 467 words
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Mercury: A Potential Contaminant - ... These methods, except for hair testing, only measures superficial body pools of mercury. Hair testing is one of the most reliable tests because it measures the accumulation of mercury excretion for a longer period of time. Nevertheless, hair test results can also be inaccurate due to that a low or normal mercury result may not indicate that a person's body is mercury free (Rosner 128) There are three types of mercury poisoning and each has different manifestations and a different way to be accurately tested: elemental, inorganic and organic....   [tags: Health, Chemistry]
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Metabolomics - ... The isotopes, including 1H, 13C and 15N are the most mainly used nuclei in NMR study. They are frequently found in all produced product by metabolism pathways inside the cells. Currently, various NMR techniques are regularly applied using each of above isotopes, alone or in combination of two isotopes in 1, two, or three dimensional spectroscopy. Currently, 1D dimensional NMR spectroscopy of 1H, 2D homonuclear single quantum coherence (HSQC) of 1H, heteronuclear single quantum coherence (HSQC) of 1H with 13C, 1H with 15N and or 13C and 15N are most commonly methods to identify metabolome in the living organism....   [tags: Biology Science]
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Larvicidal Activity of Insect Growth Regulator IGR and Insecticides - 2. Larvicidal activity of insect growth regulator IGR and insecticides: 2.1. Insect growth regulator IGR: Bakr, et al. (1984) evaluated some IGR's Dimilin (25% WP), Bay Sir 8514 (6.5% EC), Altosid (10% EC) and RO-08-9801 (50% EC) against Culex pipiens. Results revealed that, all the tested compounds inhibit the moulting process of the third and fourth larval instars with different degrees of morphogenetic changes. The developmental events of pupae died by Dimilin are not completely out of larval exoskeletons and larval-pupal intermediate shows 4th instar larval exuvia attached to the thoracic and abdominal region....   [tags: Animal Behavior ] 2152 words
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Ozone Depletion - Ozone Depletion Atmospheric ozone layer depletion is a serious problem currently facing the world. The ozone layer protects humans, animals, and plants from harmful ultraviolet rays. Money and time are being spent on ozone repair, but the problem still exists. The ozone layer is a region of the stratosphere containing ozone, or O3 gas. The ozone layer is essential to both plant and animal life on earth because it protects the surface from dangerous ultraviolet light. However, industrial and domestic chemicals that are currently in use have been found to destroy ozone, and the problem has escalated to an ozone layer "hole" above Antarctica....   [tags: science]
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Investigating Covalent Bonds - Investigating Covalent Bonds Covalent bonds are formed when atoms share electrons, one from each atom in a single bond, to form electron pairs, usually making their outermost shells up to eight electrons by this means. This would make them more stable, less reactive and an electronic structure like a noble gas. They are most frequently formed between pairs of non-metallic elements. Non-metallic elements usually have from four to eight electrons in their outermost shells, the so-called valency electrons, which are used for chemical bonding....   [tags: Papers] 666 words
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Electroantennogram Responses - ... The objective of the study is to report the electroantennograms (EAG) from the LGB to its aggregation pheromones in order to provide additional evidence to help understand on recruitments potentials of the individual compounds Materials and Methods Electroantennogram recordings: A glass capillary tube (0.86 mm ID) filled with 0.5 M KCL was inserted into the back of an excised beetle head and used as a reference electrode. The recording electrode consisted of another glass capillary connected to the distal end of the antennal segment, after one of the terminal segments has been clipped off....   [tags: Botanical Studies, Science Experiment, Informative] 1563 words
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Hydrogen - Hydrogen Hydrogen is a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas. Hydrogen is found in group 1 and period 1 on the periodic table. Hydrogen is classified as a nonmetal on the periodic table. The symbol for hydrogen is represented by an H, its atomic number is 1, and its atomic weight is 1.0079. The hydrogen atom consists of one proton, which has a positive charge, and one electron, which has a negative charge. The term hydrogen comes from two Greek words meaning water-former. Henry Cavendish, an English scientist, discovered it in 1766....   [tags: essays research papers] 557 words
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Nitrogen, Carbon and Oxygen are the Most Important Elements - Nitrogen, Carbon and Oxygen are the Most Important Elements I believe that the three most important elements that exist are nitrogen, carbon and oxygen. Nitrogen is extremely valuable because it is such a large part of the food web. Carbon is important because it is also part of the food web due to the fact that it plays such an important role in the structure of all living things and many nonliving things. Carbon also provides our natural fuel. Oxygen is important because it is essential in many processes that enable life and in the transformation of energy....   [tags: Papers] 463 words
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Pest Control: The Egyptian Cotton Leaf Worm - INTRODUCTION The Egyptian cotton leaf worm, Spodoptera littoralis Bosid, (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a polyphagous, foliage feeding insect and considered as one of the most serious pests of many different Egyptian crops (Magd El- Din & El-Gengaihi, 2000). It is an important pest of cotton in Africa, Middle East and Southern Europe (Hosny et al., 1986). Therefore, one single larva is able to destroy 66 cm2 of cotton leaves (Scarpellini, 2001). Also, it is widely distributed in the Mediterranean region, Africa, Asia and Europe (El-AW, 2006)....   [tags: Research Analysis ] 1447 words
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The Emerging Global Liquefied Natural Gas Market and Its Characteristics - 1. Natural Gas 1.1 What is Natural Gas Natural gas, crude oil, and coal are collectively known as hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons are made up of the elements hydrogen and carbon, plus impurities. A wide variety of distinctly different hydrocarbon compounds, each with a different proportion of these two main elements, is encompassed within the general terms natural gas and crude oil. The lower the number of carbon molecules, the lighter the compound, and the more likely the hydrocarbon will be found in a gaseous phase....   [tags: Oil & Gas]
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Modes of Modern English Vocabulary Development - Creation refers to the formation of new words by using the existing materials, namely roots, affixes and other elements. In modern times, this is the most important way of vocabulary expansion. There is a variety of means to produce words. The most productive are affixation, composition and conversion. Let's focus on one of them: composition. According to the research, words produced through composition constitute 28% to 30% of all the new words. It is also called compounding which is a way to join two words to make a new special meaning....   [tags: Linguistics] 821 words
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The Health Effects of Chlorinated Drinking Water - Introduction Analytical Chemistry is a branch of chemistry concerned with the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the elements or compounds that consists of the material to be analyzed. This section is divided into several methods and techniques and each one has its uses and importance, including: Volumetric analysis and gravimetric analysis, Thermal analysis, Qualitative analysis, Spectral analysis, Instrumental Analysis and Electrolysis. Desalination of water by chlorine is considered one of the applications of analytical chemistry....   [tags: Chemistry]
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Antipsychotics - Cognitive deficits represent a particularly important point of intervention for the treatment of schizophrenia, a debilitating psychiatric disease that affects approximately 1% of the population (McGrath et al., 2008). These deficits are present in unmedicated (Saykin et al., 1991) and first episode patients with schizophrenia (Bilder et al., 1991; Hoff et al., 2005). Cognitive deficits are present throughout the lifetime of a patient with schizophrenia (Aylward et al., 1984) and remain stable through at least 10 years of illness (Hoff et al., 2005)....   [tags: Psychology] 769 words
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Identification of Cuminoids with Anticancer Activity - Numerous epidemiological studies have shown that a diet high in vegetables and fruits is associated with reduced risk of most cancers [1,2]. Since ancient times, herbs and spices have been used for the treatment of various illnesses. They have been used to treat respiratory, gastrointestinal, rheumatic and inflammatory disorders. The beneficial effects of dietary phytochemicals such as curcumin (from turmeric), allicin (from garlic), and resveratrol (from grapes and peanuts) against inflammation and cancer only reinforce the importance of diet in controlling such chronic illnesses [3]....   [tags: diet, cancer, medical, health, science experiments]
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Extraterrestrials - Extraterrestrials Can the Earth be the only place in the Universe that harbors life. Most astronomers don't believe this is true. Certain statistics in the Universe provide evidence that living beings may be common place through out the universe, on planets of other stars besides the sun. In this paper I plan to discuss the various viewpoints of those that believe that extraterrestrials exist and have even been visiting Earth, and the viewpoints of skpetics that believe that aliens don't exist and have not been visiting Earth....   [tags: Aliens Science Essays] 2516 words
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Nutrition: A Key to Success in Sports - Nutrition: A Key to Success in Sports Certain foods can make a difference in sports competition. Conditioning, strength, and speed have been the focal points of athletic training for years; however, the research on nutritional elements indicates their importance to an athlete's optimal performance. Knowing the proper food to eat before, during, and after a physical activity can help an athlete in achieving their desired performance. The most important nutrient categories are starches, minerals, sugars, and electrolytes....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 880 words
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Chemical Transport During Surface Irrigation - Chemical Transport During Surface Irrigation Surface irrigation, the most prominent method used for irrigating agricultural crops, is the flowing of water across the field surface. As the water flows, it infiltrates into the soil. The amount of water applied to the field is regulated by the length of time that the water is allowed to flow. Surface irrigation can be subdivided into following four types based the amount of water flow control; wild flooding, graded boarders, level boarders and furrow irrigation....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Papers]
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Phytoremediation - Introduction: In recent years it has become clear that some environmental chemicals can cause risks to the developing embryo and fetus. Evaluating the developmental toxicity of environmental chemicals is now a prominent public health concern. The suspected association between TCE and congenital cardiac malformations warrants special attention because TCE is a common drinking water contaminant that is detected in water supplies throughout the U.S. and the world. There is a lot of concern about the clean up of toxic pollutants from the environment....   [tags: essays research papers] 1720 words
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Ionic and Covalent Bonding - Ionic and Covalent Bonding Ionic and covalent bonding is involved when the atoms of an element chemically combine to make their outer shells full and to make the atoms stable. The first type of bonding you can get is ionic bonding. Electrons are transferred from one atom to another to try and create full outer shells, this gain and loss of electrons on the atoms results in positive and negative ions. In these compounds you get electrostatic force, this is the force/attraction that occurs between the positive and negative ions that hold the compound together....   [tags: Papers] 776 words
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The Story of Organic Matter Decay in Soils - The Story of Organic Matter Decay in Soils To most people, humus is a garlic-y chickpea spread for sandwiches or pita bread. However, to soil scientists, its something entirely different. Soil humus is a mixture of dark, colloidal organic compounds relatively resistant to decomposition. These compounds result from the decay of organic litter and accumulate in the O and A horizons of soils. Soil humus helps glue mineral particals into aggregates, giving structure to the soil and affecting soil stability....   [tags: Chemistry Chemical Papers] 1211 words
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Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) - Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) (also known as Freon) are non-toxic, non-flammable and non-carcinogenic. They contain fluorine atoms, carbon atoms and chlorine atoms. The 5 main CFCs include CFC-11 (trichlorofluoromethane - CFCl3), CFC-12 (dichloro-difluoromethane - CF2Cl2), CFC-113 (trichloro-trifluoroethane - C2F3Cl3), CFC-114 (dichloro-tetrfluoroethane - C2F4Cl2), and CFC-115 (chloropentafluoroethane - C2F5Cl)....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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Human Gastric Adenocarcinoma Cell Line - ... In addition, it has been suggested that the long arm in conjugated diyne has no significant functional effect, whereas the main functional groups are diyne and Cl-/OH-, in which diyne compound containing Cl- group has been hypothesised that it has more effect in binding to DNA than the same diyne with OH- group (Cl>OH in term of negative inductive effect) (Hodson & Morse., 2011). Therefore, in this study, in order to examine the toxicity on TK6 cell line, the simple compounds: 3,5-octatadiyne-2,7-diol (CH3-CH(OH)-C≡C-C≡C-CH(CH3)(OH) and 2,7-dichloro-3,5-octadiyne (CH3-CHCl-C≡C-C≡C-CH(CH3)Cl) are applied....   [tags: Chemistry, Cell] 1632 words
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Medical Use of Psilocybin - ... It also has a visible structural resemblance with serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for “happiness”. Psilocybin is very soluble in water, insoluble in organic compounds and slightly soluble in methanol and ethanol. This due to the fact that it is a zwitterionic alkoid, meaning that it is a neutral compound, yet it posses formal electrical charges of the opposite sign that even out. Once in the stomach, due to the highly acidic environment, psilocybin undergoes a removal of its phosphate group, and is converted into psilocin....   [tags: argumentative] 1089 words
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Pheromones - Pheromones Do you often wonder what makes someone attracted to you or what makes you attracted to that other person. Sometimes you can look at the person and not even be attracted to their looks, but you feel compelled to talk to them or just contact them in any form. These urges could be induced by a compound group most commonly called "Pheromones." Pheromones{fair'-uh-mohn} (from the Greek pher, "to carry" and horman "to stimulate") are chemicals released by organisms into the environment, where they serve as signals or messages to alter behavior in other organisms of the same species....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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