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Antoine Laurent Lavoisier: A Brief Biography

- Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is considered to be the father of modern-day chemistry. He had an unbelievable impact on the way the world views chemistry today. From identifying elements to discovering the importance of the role of combustion, he played an essential part in the world’s scientific ideas and inventions. He was so influential that he is said to have an equal if not greater impact in chemistry as Newton did in physics. Because of these accomplishments, he is considered one of France’s and the world’s most outstanding scientists....   [tags: the father of modern-day chemistry]

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Antoine Lavoisier

- Antoine Lavoisier Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794) Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (lah vwah ZYAY) was one of the best-known French scientists and was an important government official. His theories of combustion, his development of a way to classify the elements and the first modern textbook of chemistry led to his being known as the father of modern chemistry. He contributed to much of the research in the field of chemistry. He is quoted for saying, "Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed." Lavoisier was born in Paris, France on Aug....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Description Of The Word Chemistry

- Etymology The word chemistry comes from alchemy, which referred to an earlier set of practices that encompassed elements of chemistry, metallurgy, philosophy, astrology, astronomy, mysticism and medicine. It is often seen as linked to the quest to turn lead or another common starting material into gold,[6] though in ancient times the study encompassed many of the questions of modern chemistry being defined as the study of the composition of waters, movement, growth, embodying, disembodying, drawing the spirits from bodies and bonding the spirits within bodies by the early 4th century Greek-Egyptian alchemist Zosimos.[7] An alchemist was called a 'chemist ' in popular speech, and later the s...   [tags: Chemistry, Chemical element, Antoine Lavoisier]

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The Father of Modern-Day Chemistry

- Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is considered to be the father of modern-day chemistry (Balchin 36). He had an unbelievable impact on the way the world views chemistry today. From identifying elements to discovering the importance of the role of combustion, he played an essential part in the world’s scientific ideas and inventions. He was so influential that he is said to have an equal if not greater impact in chemistry as Newton did in physics (Tiner 90). He used the initial ideas of Joseph Priestley, Henry Cavendish, and Karl Scheele, and worked to prove them and make them more official (Tiner 90)....   [tags: Biography, Lavoisier]

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The History of the Chemical Makeup of Water

- Introduction During the Earth’s known existence, many raise questions to a substance that is a vital necessity to our life here. Some even may claim that the start of our lives may have occurred and begun in a single drop of this universal solvent. This mysterious compound, which may have led to our development and the survival of our existence what, is it. This is H2O, or as we call it, Water. This vital life form covers over 70 percent of the Earth, and makes up about 70 percent of our body as well....   [tags: H2O, Lavoisier, Avogadro]

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The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery

- The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery is a wonderful novel. The Little Prince was originally written in French in 1943 as Le Petit Prince. It was then translated to English by Katherine Woods. The Little Prince is the story of a young boy from another planet who ventures from his home to discover new worlds. In the process, he makes friends and teaches valuable lessons. St. Exupery places himself as the narrator and author of this story. St. Exupery tells of how he went down in his airplane in the middle of the desert and meets a little prince from another planet....   [tags: Prince Antoine Exupery Essays]

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Antoine Has A Relationship With His Sister

- Antoine has a rare relationship with his sister Melanie that most brothers and sisters do not have. While Antoine is at the hospital filling out his sister’s paperwork, he wonders how he was able to walk away from the car accident and his sister is hanging on for her life in surgery. Antoine cares for his sister in a way that not all siblings show each other. For this reason, Antoine needs Melanie to make it out of surgery; because she is the only link to Antoine past life with their mother. The novel begins with a surprise trip that Antoine has planned for Melanie’s 40th birthday....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Birth order, Want]

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The Portrait Of Monsieur Lavoisier And His Wife Of 1788

- Jacques-Louis David’s Portrait of Monsieur Lavoisier and his Wife of 1788 is a stark departure from his better-known history genre paintings. While this dual portrait is still painted according to neoclassical aesthetics, it is ideologically distinct from most of David’s oeuvre. David’s most praised paintings revolve around male figures and involve masculine duty. However this portrait of Monsieur Lavoisier, a renowned scientist of 18th century France, and his wife instead focuses in on the woman and explores the changing role of women in French society....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, French Revolution]

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Violating the Fourth Amendment Rights of Antoine Jones

- ... In some States, the Government has the authority to allow police officers to search a vehicle without the necessity of warrant. “...as long as a state is deciding law based upon its interpretation of its own constitution, the state can be more restrictive than the Supreme Court. However, if the state is interpreting the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution, then they must follow the body of law established by the United States Supreme Court”(Policelink). The Government believes the attachment of the monitoring device for search was a responsible forfeiting act....   [tags: district of columbia, gps]

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Antoine Henri de Jomini vs Carl von Clausewitz

- It is interesting and even surprising that the two major strategies regarding war were developed by European contemporaries of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century. Antoine Henri de Jomini (1779-1869) approached his philosophy of war in a structured, scientific manner. Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) took a more fluid, open-ended approach to his philosophy of war. The fact that they lived during the same time period in Europe is also fascinating in that they likely knew of each others’ writings as well as potentially influenced and were influenced by the philosophy of the other....   [tags: philosophy of war, military strategy]

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Atomic Theory And The Atomic Model

- It is apparent that, during certain areas of history, the atomic models repetitively questioned as new material became available in the study of that field. Specific concepts begin to elevate themselves above others and become dominant as they begin being experimented on. Judging by the the literature on the development of the atomic model, the first speculations began around the ancient Greek and Roman times. The Greek and Roman philosophers speculated, what is the nature of matter, or what is this stuff made up of....   [tags: Atom, Chemical element, Chemistry, John Dalton]

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The History of Chemistry

- ... Chemistry is important to everyday life, because everything is made of chemicals. Chemistry is outside with the leaves changing colors in the fall. The supplies used to do household chores are made from chemistry. Chemistry is literally in everything from the food you eat to the air you breathe. It’s in your soap, your emotions, and everything you can see or touch. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is considered to be the father modern day chemistry. He had a mighty impact on the way the world views chemistry today....   [tags: alchemy, importance]

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Atomic Theories Of The Atomic Theory

- Atomic Theory History The Atomic Theory first came to the surface of science around 400 B.C. by a famous philosopher named Democritus. He actually didn’t create it first, but he was the first man to adopt the Atomic Theory into the world. His Atomic Theory stated that, “ All matter consist of invisible particles called atoms or atomos. The universe consists of two elements that are atoms and the invisible space that the atoms move around in. He also said that the atoms cannot be destroyed, are always moving, and they differ in size, shape and temperature (Democritus).” It took many centuries after Democritus’ discovery of the Atomic Theory, before a new chemist named John Dalton he...   [tags: Atom, Electron, Neutron, Ernest Rutherford]

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Joseph Priestley and His Paradigm Shift

- In the mid 1500s, the Scientific Revolution was born. Modern science was born at this time where everything as simple as thermometers and telescopes were one of the most astounding things to ever be seen or heard. New discoveries in science that radically changed the way humans understood the world occurred at this time till the late 1700s. Paradigm shifts were happening in every direction possible. A paradigm shift is a change in basic assumptions that is corrected and makes thoughts shift to another assumption....   [tags: the discovery of oxygen ]

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Nasea by Jean Paul Sartre

- In Jean Paul Sartre’s 1938 novel, Nausea, the protagonist, Antoine Roquentin questions the existence and purpose of objects and himself. He ultimately discovers the answer to be nothingness for one creates their own meanings and connections to the past and reality. Roquentin is a victim of self-deception and through the narrative point of view and word choice conveyed, it is clear that he lies to himself that he must exist in the present to escape the meaningless past. Roquentin speaks in the first person narrative, which conveys his attachment and curiosity about the link between time and existence....   [tags: self-deception, antoine roquentin]

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The History of Chemistry

- ... He was also the founder of modern mineralogy, and in 1751, he also discovered the mineral scheelite, tungsten. Joseph Black had isolated carbon dioxide in 1754. He soon called carbon dioxide “fixed air.” In 1758, joseph used a concept called latent heat to show the thermochemistry of phase changes. Henry Cavendish had isolated hydrogen in 1766. He soon called “inflammable air.” In 1773, Carl Wilhelm Scheele discovered oxygen. He came to call this “fire air.” Scheele had not published his achievement soon enough, and Joseph Priestley did instead....   [tags: Lewis electron dot diagrams,]

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War Soldiers And Civilians By Benjamin Randell Harris And Jean Baptist Antoine Marcellin Marbot

- In Napoleonic Foot Soldiers and Civilians, the reader is show many first-hand accounts of the horrors that occurred during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. From the accounts of soldiers from higher ranking families such as Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Marcellin Marbot, to those like Jakob Walter who experienced the full intensity of Napoleonic warfare and managed to survive the retreat from Russia after the military failure in 1812, this collection of documents is able to illustrate the conditions, both poor and adequate, that soldiers experienced during this bloody time in Europe....   [tags: Army, Military, Soldier, Napoleonic Wars]

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The History of Chemistry Up to the XIX Century

- ... Early civilizations, such as the Egyptians and Babylonians amassed practical knowledge concerning the arts of metallurgy, pottery and dyes, but didn't develop a systematic theory.A basic chemical hypothesis first emerged in Classical Greece with the theory of four elements as propounded definitively by Aristotle stating that that fire, air, earth and water were the fundamental elements from which everything is formed as a combination. Greek atomism dates back to 440 BC, arising in works by philosophers such as Democritis and Epicurus....   [tags: chymistry, a scientific art]

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History of Chemistry: What Brought About Modern Chemistry

- ... This was the end of alchemy in that time period as they knew it, with the disproving of Aristotle’s four element statement, and the publication of The Skeptical Chemist destroyed the thought of alchemy as a form of chemistry, and then Modern Chemistry began. After the publication of the Skeptical Chemist, Johann J. Beecher, thought phlogiston was a substance that that when something was burned, it was added from the air to the flame of the object that was burning. He also thought in certain substances, that a product was produced, and this was called the Phlogiston Theory....   [tags: science, published, change, subject]

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Chemistry: The Oxygen Family

- Also known as the oxygen family, chalcogens are sulfur (S), selenium (Se), tellurium(Te), and polonium (Po). Oxygen (O) is also in group 16, where chalcogens are located on the periodic table. While it is defined as a chalcogen, oxygen and oxides are often separated from chalcogens because its chemical behavior is much different than that of the other elements in the group. The other elements in the group show similar patterns in their electron configurations resulting in similar chemical behavior....   [tags: Elements, Leonardo Da Vinci]

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Calorimetry: How to Count Your Food

- The calorimeter is a large round silver cylinder with a smaller cylinder inside. It has 3 holes around the bottom edge of the larger chamber. The smaller chamber is held at the top by a metal rod the goes through both chambers. Below the small chamber, there is a cork with a needle sticking straight up from it (that is where you place the food to be tested). The small chamber has a thermometer in it which measures the temperature of the water if you were to use it. The top of the small chamber is covered by aluminum foil to preserve heat transfer....   [tags: food, chamber, weight]

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Economic Systems In Society: Change Through Time

- In the course of time, knowledge has been constantly created and refuted. I disagree with the prescribed title “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.” I define the word “sometimes” as being less than half of the time, as opposed to more often than not. I believe that knowledge is discarded more often than the prescribed title implies, and is only sometimes not discarded. This is apparent in the human and natural sciences since there have been paradigm shifts in both of these areas of knowledge, leading to the discarding of previous knowledge in favor of the acceptance of newer philosophies and ways of thinking....   [tags: Human Sciences, Communism]

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The Scarlet Letter and The Little Prince, a Comaparison

- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are two novels that are quite similar, due to their authors' use of style, character actions, and setting. Their techniques contribute to the conflict and the overall effect through an exploration of the theme of guilt and blame. Although the stories seem different, there are still some similarities in both while keeping the themes of guilt and/or blame present in either novel. In The Scarlet Letter and The Little Prince, both of the authors Saint-Exupéry and Hawthorne have a similar style that uses symbolism throughout the novels to make guilt and blame contribute to the overall effect in the two wo...   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Antoine de Saint-Exupery]

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Limitations to Our Common Ways of Knowledge

- ... Essentially, we become biased towards that ‘tool’, seeing all problems as fixable by it. I will take, for example, an over reliance on emotion. To see such examples, we need only to look back in history to times of crisis, revolution, and rebellion, when tensions and emotions were flaring, and few decisions were made using reason. A prime example is the French Revolution, when conflict between the Girondin and Jacobin parties resulted in the mass execution of tens of thousands of ‘enemies of the state’, namely aristocrats ....   [tags: emotion, perception, tools]

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The Importance of the Chalcogens

- Lost in the midst of the Periodic Table, the chalcogens do not stick out; because they are overshadowed by the noble gases and resting in the middle of the p-block, they are not noticed as often as the other groups. However, this should not happen because the chalcogens, also known as Group 16, are very important in society and to the functioning of humans and all living things. Characterized by oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium, and polonium, the chalcogens are similar in build and function but all provide different vital needs for humans and other beings on earth....   [tags: Human Society, Oxygen Bars]

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The History of Chemistry

- ... In 1774-1794, Joseph Priestley discovered a colorless gas he called “dephlogisticated air”, which is actually oxygen, by taking a calx of mercury and burning it. Antoine Lavoisier disapproved the Phlogiston Theory. He named the “dephlogisticated air” oxygen when he realized oxygen combines with substances as the burn. Lavoisier is now called the “Father of Modern Chemistry” because of his attributions. In 1803, John Dalton’s Atomic Theory states that all matter is composed of atoms, which he discovered are small and indivisible....   [tags: alchemy, turning cheap metals into gold]

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The First Atomic Theorist

- Believed to be the first atomic theorist, the Greek materialist philosopher Democritus explored the nature of stones in 400 B.C. Democritus split a stone in half and concluded that the two halves have the same properties; the only difference between them and the original was size. However, that observation did not hold forever because the more he split the stone pieces into halves, the tougher the process was. At one point, he tried his best but failed to split a small stone piece. He called it "atomos," which is the Greek word for indivisible....   [tags: Atom, Electron, Quantum mechanics, Proton]

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Why the Sea is Salty

- Why is the sea salty. One theory states that the sea is salt because of the “mid-Ocean” rift. Fresh basalt flows up through the rift along with “juvenile water; water that is made up of many of the components of sea water including chlorine, bromine, iodine, and many other molecules. Also some salts get into the ocean through volcanoes and even fresh water rivers carries salt into the sea. The sea is composed of many other things. Scientist over the years has conducted many experiments to prove not only of what the sea is made have but also many other things....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Matter Cannot Be Created or Destroyed, Only Transformed from One Form to Another

- In the lab the reaction that took place was a synthesis reaction. A synthesis reaction, is a type of chemical reaction in which two or more simple substances combine to form a new product. The reactants may be elements or compounds. In this case it is a gas and a metal that will react and produce a compound. The general form of a synthesis reaction is, A + B → AB. In order for this lab to be done successful you need knowledge on, percent composition, the empirical and molecular formula, the law of conservation of mass, moles and molar mass, qualitative and quantitative....   [tags: synthesis reactions]

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The Effects Of Chemical Reactions On The Development Of The Whole World

- As science and technology are advancing rapidly, the use of chemicals becomes more and more popular. Chemical reactions are taking place in nature and industries anytime. So far, there are more than a hundred elements has been found by people. And every single element has significant impact on the development of the whole world. Sulfur is an important element existing in nature throughout long history. As sulfur is being widely used, human life has changed tremendously. Sulfur plays a necessary role in daily life....   [tags: Oxygen, Sulfur, Sulfur dioxide, Sulfuric acid]

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The Abandoning of Induction in Favor of Deduction and Falsification

- Induction A significant function of science, and of everyday thinking, is to make sense of available information. Induction is the process of going from the specific to the general thereby reaching a conclusion about the complex nature of the universe from a , thus far, limited set of observations. A person uses a collection of evidence, gained through experience, and uses it to form a conclusion which is conceived to be conform with the given facts. This means the observations may be true, but because of the given limitation of observation the conclusion could still be proven false....   [tags: Induction, Hume, science]

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Temperature Of Corn Syrup Yield A Higher Rate Of Fermentation

- Will an increase in temperature of corn syrup yield a higher rate of fermentation. This is the question, which served as the foundation to which this experiment was initially conducted. The hypothesis from which this experiment was constructed was an increase in the temperature of the water in which fermentation occurs, will increase the rate at which fermentation happens, due to the dependence on temperature. With a rise in temperature less activation energy is needed, thus the rate of fermentation will increase....   [tags: Metabolism, Energy, Carbon dioxide, Enzyme]

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Development of the Periodic Table, X Rays and the Telescope

- ... These elements are called the transuranium elements. I think without the development of the periodic table we may not have different types of medicines, or maybe just generic products to help us along the way of life. For example, humans need Zinc. A doctor can simply tell a person how much Zinc he/she needs or a simple nutrition label can tell how much of the element is in the product. With the development of the periodic table, it gave scientists lead way of discovering new elements. There’s possibly even more elements just waiting to be explored and discovered....   [tags: history of chemistry and technology]

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The History of Chemistry and Its Influene on Technology

- ... also people can travel in the world with automobiles and planes. One thing that had an impact to that was the law of conservation of mass that was discovered by Antoine Lavoisier. he found that the law of conservation of mass states that for any systems closed to all transfers of matter and energy. also there is a law that implies that mass can neither be created nor destroyed. the time in technology was very different before it was discovered. and it will change as time go on in life. The second thing is that natural resources has advanced technology....   [tags: how life would be without it]

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The History of Chemistry: Chemistry is True Science

- ... So what was the world like before Chemistry you might ask yourself. Life before Chemistry was much more difficult. Ancient Civilizations did not know which chemicals to pair with what, leaving them with lives that were much more difficult than what was needed. After the discovery of Chemicals, and the use of science in everyday lives, the environments became more and more structured. Humans began to use this way of life and channel it into their own, from the mixture of certain chemicals to make pottery, to extracting medicine out of plants....   [tags: society, impact, technology]

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Nutritionists Have a Healthy Regard for Food

- Ever since my mother was a young girl my grandmother, her mother, always prepared healthy, nutritional meals. Because of my grandmother, my mother learned a great amount of information on how to maintain a healthy diet. For the reason of my mother’s learning, from the time when I was a young girl my family has always had an interest in nutrition and maintaining a healthy diet. My parents always cook nutritional meals, being cautious of what ingredients they were placing into foods. Throughout the years, I learned what healthy food sources to consume and what not to....   [tags: diet, prevent illness]

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The Nuclear Theory Of The Atomic Theory

- Many different scientists contributed to the atomic theory. Every single one of them played an important role in creating the atomic theory known today. Around 400 BCE Leucippus was the scientist who originally thought of the atomic theory. Democritus adopted the ideas of Leucippus, his mentor. Democritus soon developed the idea of an atom. Democritus believed everything was made up tiny particles of matter called atoms. He chose this name because in Greek atom means indivisible. After Democritus Isaac Newton was the next scientist to contribute to the atomic theory....   [tags: Atom, Electron, Quantum mechanics]

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History of the Science of Chemistry

- ... I believe life/society, has got better and increased our knowledge about the things we didn’t know at first. Society has really take advantage of the quality and put forth a great effort to answer questions for life before chemistry. One important scientist who’s put forth an effort to answer any questions we have about chemistry is the son of Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork and a great Elizabethan adventurer, and his second wife, Katherine Fenton, Robert Boyle was born to considerable affluence and was related, by blood or marriage, to all the great Anglo-Irish families of his day....   [tags: technologies, nature, matter, society]

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The History and Production of Hydrogen

- Hydrogen gas was first identified as an element in 1766, by British scientist Henry Cavendish, in an experiment wherein he separated hydrogen gas by reacting zinc metal plates with hydrochloric acid. Cavendish found that when he applied a spark to the resulting hydrogen gas, it yielded water. It wasn’t until some years later that French chemist Antoine Lavoisier gave hydrogen its modern name. The word hydrogen is derived from the Greek words ‘hydro’ and ‘genes’, which translate as ‘born of water.’ In 1800, two English scientists, William Nicholson and Sir Anthony Carlisle, discovered electrolysis....   [tags: electric, gas, energy]

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Henry Cavendish: The Shy Scientist

- Henry Cavendish: The Shy Scientist Henry Cavendish was born October 10, 1731 in Nice, France. His mother, Lady Anne Grey was the daughter of the first Duke of Kent while his father Lord Charles Cavendish, was second Duke of Devonshire. His ancestry links back to many of the aristocratic families in Great Britain. The chemist/physicist is most accredited for the discovery of hydrogen, the “inflammable air” and measuring the Earth’s density, but he also researched and discovered many other important scientific revolutions....   [tags: Science, Biography]

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Stanislao Cannizzaro Quest for Knowledge

- ... Assisting with investigations of Salicin and glucosides, Cannizzaro studied chemistry for the next two years. The summer break of 1847 in an attempt to return to Palermo to finish studies a revolutionary outbreak against the Bourbons ruptured and Cannizzaro became an artillery officer. When the rebellion failed and being condemned to death Cannizzaro fled to Marseilles and soon to Paris, where he researched cyanamide and successfully synthesized cyanamide. After a few years of exile, Cannizzaro returned to Italy and in 1851 accepted a position as professor of physics, chemistry, and mechanics at the Technical Institute in Alessandria....   [tags: chemistry, professor, sunto]

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Stopping Fruit from Turning Brown

- Enzymes, Oxygen, Vitamin C, and Cell tissue have a very important part when it comes to fruit browning. An enzyme is a molecule a protein one. It is a biological catalyst. Oxygen is very important because every living thing needs it to survive. Vitamin C is a nutrient, that helps the body, and to have fruit stay fresh. Cell Tissue is a multicellular tissue and the tissues are organized groups that work together to fulfill a specific job. Enzymes, Oxygen, Vitamin C, and Cell Tissue have different functions to fulfill the process or the stopping of fruit browning....   [tags: enzyme, catalyst, oxygen, fresh, cell, tissue]

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Hydrogen: A Utile Element

- ... Hydrogen gas is extremely flammable and because of this chemical property, it is used as fuel for the main engine of space shuttles. Hydrogen is an important element and has received a lot of recognition throughout history for its usefulness. Hydrogen was first recognized in 1766 by an English chemist ad physicist named Henry Cavendish (who also discovered nitrogen) in London, England. Written records state that Robert Boyle produced hydrogen gas when experimenting with irons and acids in 1671, however, Henry Cavendish is known for first recognizing hydrogen as a distinct element....   [tags: basic building blocks of matter]

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The Atomic Theory

- The atomic theory is a very broad topic to even begin talking about. Throughout the course of many years it has been revised, more information found and explained all types of ways. The bases of the atomic theory started with what they described as all matter was composed of, what they called, atoms. The word atom originates in Greece coming from the Greece word “atomos” meaning “uncuttable.” Atoms were first discovered when Ernst Rutherford started experiments with electromagnetism and radioactivity in 1911....   [tags: Atom, Electron, Neutron, Proton]

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The Scientific Revolution

- Throughout history, no other movement has had such a pronounced and obvious impact on our lives as that of the scientific revolution of the mid 1500’s to the late 1700’s. As accepted ideas about the natural world began to shift from religious and philosophical based theories to evidence based conclusions, the entire scientific community would also begin to absorb and apply evidence based findings. Through experimentation and mathematical proofs, science would evolve into the world we see around us today....   [tags: Religion, Philosophy, Science]

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells

- Hydrogen owing to its abundance in universe is replacing the fossil energy sources like coal, petroleum etc that are being depleted speedily. Hydrogen is energetic per unit mass of fuel burned i.e. 120.7 kJ/g compared to any type of fuel (Haryanto et al., 2005). Moreover, fossil sources produce pollutants like COx, NOx, SOx, CxHx, soot, ash and other organic compounds to the atmosphere on burning that adds to the global warming. Hydrogen was discovered by Henry Cavendish in 1766 and named in 1783 by Antoine Lavoisier with origin of name from words "hydro" and "genes" meaning "water" and "generator" because it burns to produce water only (Song, 2003)....   [tags: fossil energy, petroleum, coal]

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The Quicksilver

- The Quicksilver One day an ancient alchemist was sitting at his and noticed a strange silvery liquid-like metal. He called several of his colleagues over to admire it. It was passed down through the years, this chemical reaction, that formed this "Quicksilver" as the alchemists called it. One day a French chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier tested and proclaimed it a metal. And he named it Mercury (Hg). With strong controversy from scientists around the world, Lavoisier was never given credit until after his death.....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Laws of Conservation of Mass and Energy

- Introduction In any science that requires computation, specifically in Chemistry, gathering measurements of various physical and chemical properties need to be strictly accurate and precise for it is in this most crucial phase that either make or brake the quality and value of science. No matter how good one may perform the experiment, without forethought on how to gather data correctly, the collected information would not be reliable enough to draw out a conclusion on it. The main objective of this experiment is to explain thoroughly the reacting system which can be done through scientific observation because it is through this vital step that the facts needed to elucidate the reacting s...   [tags: Chemistry]

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Science: History of The Periodic Table

- Four-hundred years ago, scientists began identifying substances now know as elements. They began recognising patterns in the properties as the number of know elements grew, leading to the beginning of classification schemes that would come to devise the periodic table as we know it today ("The Periodic Table", n.d.). In 1789, French chemist Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (1743-93) separated 33 substances he considered elements -including light (now know not to exist as an element) and a liquid called ‘Caloric’ (now known not to exist) (Chemical Heritage Foundation, n.d.)- into metals, non-metals and ‘earths’ (Linstead, 2012, p....   [tags: scientists, elements, properties]

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Historical development of the atom

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The Periodic Table Of Elements

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DuPont An Investment Analysis

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The History of Chemistry

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Antonine Woman as Venus

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Scheele and Oxygen

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John Dalton

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European Enlightenment

- Enlightenment The enlightenment was the growth of thought of European thinkers in the 1600’s. The spread of enlightenment was a result of the Scientific Revolution during the 1500’s and 1600’s. It resulted as a need to use reason to distribute human laws. It also came about from a need to solve social, political and economic problems. Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier built the framework for modern chemistry during the enlightenment. Edward Jenner built a vaccine against smallpox, a deadly disease....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Calories

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Properties of Hydrogen

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- Drinking and the Dive Bouteille in Antonine Maillet's play Panurge In her play, Les drôlatiques, horrifiques et épouvantables aventures de Panurge, ami de Pantagruel d'après Rabelais, Antonine Maillet recreates beautifully the fantastic and incredible atmosphere present in the original works of Rabelais. She cuts and pastes together the most well known and exceptional selections of Rabelais' original text and creates a new story, adding along the way some finishing touches which give the play its Acadien content....   [tags: Panurge Essays]

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The Phlogistion Theory as a Scientific Theory

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Chemical Reactions

- Chemical Reactions Chemical reactions are the heart of chemistry. People have always known that they exist. The Ancient Greeks were the firsts to speculate on the composition of matter. They thought that it was possible that individual particles made up matter. Later, in the Seventeenth Century, a German chemist named Georg Ernst Stahl was the first to postulate on chemical reaction, specifically, combustion. He said that a substance called phlogiston escaped into the air from all substances during combustion....   [tags: science]

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Antoin Dvorak's Outlook on Life Through Music

- In describing the great composer, Antonin Dvorak's music, one music scholar stated that it “expresses joy in life, love of man and nature, faith in God, and devotion to his country.” 1 Renowned as one of the greatest Czech composer to live, he took advantage of the Romantic era to create his own variations on music. Looking into key parts of his life, his music, and his outlook on life will give a greater idea of Dvorak's true existence. Born in 1841 on September 8, Dvorak entered a world of poverty in Bohemia, now known as the Czech Republic....   [tags: composer, czech, faith]

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Mesmerism

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The Little Prince

- The Little Prince He is the prince of the planet Asteroid B-612. He migrated in the other planet with the use of flock of wild birds. The little prince is the only one who appreciates the drawing of the pilot. He has a flower which he and for so much. And he has two active volcanoes which he used for heating. He also went to other planet where he met different kinds of grown-ups. Pilot He met the little prince when his airplane crashed in the desert of Sahara. He hated to draw because when he was 6 years old, the grown-ups belittled his works....   [tags: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Novella Review Analysis]

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Oxygen

- Oxygen Oxygen, symbol O, colorless, odorless, tasteless, slightly magnetic gaseous element. On earth, oxygen is more abundant than any other element. Oxygen was discovered in 1774 by the British chemist Joseph Priestley and, independently, by the Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele; it was shown to be an elemental gas by the French chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier in his classic experiments on combustion. Large amounts of oxygen are used in high-temperature welding torches, in which a mixture of oxygen and another gas produces a flame of much higher temperature than is obtained by burning gases in air....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Gay Lussac GAY-LUSSAC -- SCIENTIST With his skill in science, and with his work with the scientific method, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac earns the title of a great scientist. He was born on December 6, 1778 and he was the oldest child. His father was Antoine Gay. He was a lawyer who called himself Gay-Lussac to be apart from all of the other people with the same last name as Gay there. He got that name from the name of some family property near St Leonard(4) . The French Revolution affected the French scientists then....   [tags: Papers]

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Advanced Chemistry Theory - Questions and Answers

- 2. What was phlogiston. Based on what theoretical and experimental bases did Lavoisier reject it. According to Bowler’s Making Modern Science, A Historical Survey, the theory of phlogiston was first stated by Johann Joachim Becher in 1667. In 1703, Georg Ernst Stahl, a professor of medicine and chemistry at Halle, proposed a variant of the theory in which he renamed Becher’s terra pinguis to phlogiston theory and it was in this form that the theory had it influence. Phlogiston was a fire-like substance without color, odor, taste or mass that every combustible substance was in part composed of, and it was released during combustion (Bowler 56)....   [tags: History, Refuted Theories]

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The Misadventures And Mishaps Of A Young Boy

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The Movie, The City, With Tall Buildings

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History of the Scientific Method

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An Author's Last Message

- An Author's Last Message Antoine de Saint Exupery died in 1944. His death was and still is, to a certain extent, a mystery. Some say that enemy forces shot down the plane he was flying while he was on a reconnaissance mission. Others speculate that he was simply too old and out of shape to handle the newer, more advanced military aircraft. “His voluntary return to action at an age when he was too old to fly fighter planes and too fat to squeeze into the cockpit without difficulty marked his own escape from his own planet B-612” (Economist 104)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Inhumanities of Man in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

- The French Revolution, which occurred in the late 1700’s was a period in history marked by violence and cruelty among classes. In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens powerfully depicts the cruelty of French society during this time of struggle. Throughout the novel, Dickens illustrates the theme of cruelty and inhumanity of men to their fellow countryman in France. This theme grows with each chapter and each brutal event in the novel. Dickens effectively develops the theme of man’s inhumanity toward his fellow man in A Tale of Two Cities by showing various acts of cruelty including, the horrific murder of Old Foulon by the villagers, the extremes that the Revolutionaries take in...   [tags: french revolution, classes]

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The Nature of Reality

- Historically, humanity has been obsessed with discovering the nature of reality. Every person eventually develops their own worldview based on their beliefs, morals, and experiences. At one point in their lives, many people undergo a radical change in perception that forces them to change this view, eventually adopting a new perception of reality. Such a transformation occurs once one starts to question the fundamental nature of one’s own existence and that of the world around them. This realization begins with the disillusionment with one’s environment, continues with the questioning of one’s life’s worth, and concludes with the acceptance of a new worldview....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Little Prince ? A Closer L

- Having read the article The Gift Of Imagination this one quote best describes imagination in us. “Almost all children have vivid imaginations. A few retain them. But somewhere in the process of growing up, most people reject it or learn to conceal it or deny that they have it, even though they use it every day.” Silver Donald Cameron. As we grow up we loose our imagination and form ourselves to the “norm” of society. In the novel The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupery imagination is evident throughout the entire novel with the “grown up” and “child”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why Ratio Are An Integral Part Of Each One Of Different Activities And Ratios Tie These Activities Together

- Ratios are an integral part of each one of these activities and and ratios tie these activities together. In Dalton’s Playhouse the students were introduced to the use of ratios in chemical formulas by determining proportions of elements in a decomposition reaction. This led into the reaction of mossy zinc with hydrochloric acid by using the same knowledge base but in a new context, a single replacement reaction instead of a decomposition. In this activity the students had to use their own data to come up with their ratio for the product, zinc chloride....   [tags: Chemical reaction, Chemistry, Ratio]

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