Catalyst Essays

  • The Effect of Catalyst an the Rate Of Reaction

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    The Effect of Catalyst an the Rate Of Reaction Chemistry Coursework Does The Number of Drops of Catalyst Effect The Rate Of Reaction Candidate Name: Ben Dodds Candidate Number: 7158 School: Oundle School Completion Date: Introduction We are studying the reaction between zinc and sulphuric acid, the reaction is catalysed by copper sulphate and this experiment is to test whether the amount of drops effect the rate of reaction. Word Equation Zinc(s) + Sulphuric acid(aq) à Hydrogen(g) + Zinc

  • Essay on Gregor as Catalyst for Metamorphosis

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    Gregor as Catalyst for Metamorphosis of the Family In Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Gregor is not the only presence that undergoes a complete transformation. Sometimes a change in one area of life will give way to changes in other areas, but the ensuing changes would not have come about without the first change that set things in motion. This is the case with Gregor and his family. Gregor’s family was in dire need of change, and Gregor’s condition became a powerful catalyst for that change

  • Setting as Catalyst for Passion in Kate Chopin's The Storm

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    Setting as Catalyst for Passion in The Storm The setting for "The Storm" by Kate Chopin begins with a thunderstorm. The first characters that the author mentions are Bobinot and his son Bibi. They buy a can of shrimps for Calixta but are prevented from getting them to her by the storm (Chopin, 96). The author changes the setting and tells about Calixta at home. A man named Alcee arrives at her house that she has not seen in a long time. The violence of the storm forces Alcee and Calixta into

  • Mercutio as Catalyst in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet

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    Mercutio as Catalyst in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet In Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, the quick-witted character Mercutio “is a notorious scene-stealer” (Utterback 105). Mercutio’s major function in the play is to be a catalyst for the plot. Mercutio’s purpose as a character is most significantly revealed in his relationship with Romeo, his baiting of Tybalt, and his death. More importantly, Mercutio functions as the catalyst for the pattern of disasters in the play that follows

  • Shakespeare's Othello - Iago's Deception as Catalyst for Truth

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    Iago: Deception as Catalyst for Truth The audience will achieve a more complete understanding of Iago in The Tragedy of Othello if Iago is viewed as a complex character and not simply as a conventional "villain."  Iago's devious schemes destroy lives both literally and figuratively, but they may also serve to reveal the character of others in intricate ways.  A critical interpretation of Iago reveals that although he is principally a deceiver, he is also a dramatic agent of truth.  Even though

  • All Quiet on the Western Front Essays: Catalyst for Change

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    All Quiet on the Western Front:  Catalyst for Change All Quiet on the Western Front is a book written by Erich Maria Remarque. It was a book written to reflect the human cost of war. It shows us how war has a hidden face that most people do not see until it is too late. In the novel, he describes a group of young men who at first think war is glorious. But as the war drags on, the group discovers how war is not all it is set out to be. As the war went on, they saw their friends either die or be

  • The Major Catalysts in the Formation of the Internet and Digital World

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    The Major Catalysts in the Formation of the Internet and Digital World Introduction There exisits two schools of thought concerning which components have been the major catalysts in the forming of the internet and digital world as we know it today. Both entertain stimulating and valid arguments. Manovich stipulates that the visual format of the internet is purely based on the visual reasoning that erupted out of the late nineteenth century as a result of constructivist principles and the

  • Analysis of the Decomposition Rate of Hydrogen Peroxide With Catalase As a Catalyst

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    Analysis of the Decomposition Rate of Hydrogen Peroxide With Catalase As a Catalyst Aim: To measure the rate of decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide with Catalase from a Yeast solution using PH as a variable. Hypothesis: The enzyme Catalase speeds up the Hydrogen Peroxide decomposition as its active sites match the shape of the Hydrogen Peroxide molecule. This process will only work at certain PH levels as the Enzyme sites may become disfigured at extremes. Logic suggests that Catalase will

  • Richard Wright's Black Boy as a Catalyst to End Racism

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    Black Boy as a Catalyst to End Racism Around 2000 B.C., Egyptians enslaved Jews in bondage like caged animals because they were targeted as a lesser race and thus chosen for labor. Just 1500 years later, the Jews themselves were the culprits of racism labeling the very association with Samaritans as a deep sin. In 1861_1865, the United States divided brother against brother in one of its bloodiest battles of all time over black slavery. Racism survives not simply as an intangible historic

  • The Effect of Changing the Concentration of the Enzyme Catalyst on the Rate of Reaction on Hydrogen Peroxide

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    The Effect of Changing the Concentration of the Enzyme Catalyst on the Rate of Reaction on Hydrogen Peroxide Planning -------- Hydrogen Peroxide Water + Oxygen 2H2O2 2H2O + O2 Introduction - Background Information ------------------------------------- To help me understand what a chemical reaction is or involves I did some research. A chemical reaction is a process by which atoms or groups of atoms are redistributed, resulting in a change in the molecular composition of

  • The Rate of Hydrolysis of Sucrose

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    thing to say about enzymes is that they are proteins and they are found in all types of organisms from humans to viruses. They function in the body as catalysts. In other words they speed up the rate of chemical reactions in the body. Enzymes actually accelerate chemical reactions by a factor of about 1 million. Enzymes are organic catalysts. Without enzymes the metabolism of an organism would be too slow for the organism to survive. The word enzyme actually means "in yeast" as they were first

  • Investigating How Concentration of Acid Affects the Reaction Between Calcium Carbonate and Hydrochloric Acid

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    and catalysts all affect rates of reaction as shown in the diagrams below. Increasing any of these should increase the number of collisions and so increase the reaction rate up to an optimum point. Increasing the temperature causes the particles to collide with more energy and more frequently, thereby increasing the reaction rate. Surface area is like concentration in that the greater numbers of particles present means that a useful collision is more likely (collision theory). Catalysts provide

  • The Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide

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    Hydrogen Peroxide What factors vary the decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide when a fixed mass of catalyst is added to it? [IMAGE]Hydrogen Peroxide Water + Oxygen Manganese Oxide(catalyst) Equipment ========= Ø Burette Ø Clamp Ø A bowl of water Ø Test tube with delivery tube Plan- method ============ Ø Measure the catalyst and the H O . Ø Then pour the catalyst into a test tube along with the H O and attach the delivery tube. Ø Start the stopwatch and record

  • history

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    fabric of our society, our values and aspirations. Suburbanization and consumer culture are broad, sweeping terms that encompass many different catalysts of change. However, the automobile is an important product and tool of both of these institutions. This paper examines the inundation of American society by the automobile during the post war era as a key catalyst for the rise of consumer culture, its role in facilitating suburbanization and some of the negative impacts the automobile has had on America

  • The Effect of Concentration on the Rate of Reaction

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    Concentration Surface area Temperature Catalysts The collision theory The greater the surface area, the faster the rate of reaction. This is because more atoms are exposed and ready to react. The higher the temperature, the faster the rate of reaction. This is because raising the temperature makes the particles collide more often in a certain time and it makes it more likely that collisions will result in a reaction. Catalysts speed up chemical reactions therefore increase

  • Regulation in Eukaryotic Cells

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    Gene expression is the ability of a gene to produce a biologically active protein. This process is regulated by the cells of an organism, it is very important to the survival of organisms at all levels. This is much more complex in eukaryotes than in prokaryotes. A major difference is the presence in eukaryotes of a nuclear membrane, which prevents the simultaneous transcription and translation that occurs in prokaryotes. Initiation of protein transcription is started by RNA polymerase. The activity

  • Biology

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    2001                              Gerard Chretien Living cells perform a multitude of chemical reactions very rapidly because of the participation of enzymes. Enzymes are biological catalysts, compounds that speed up a chemical reaction without being used up or altered in the reaction. The material with which the catalysts reacts, called the substrate, is modified during the reaction to form a new product. But because the enzyme itself emerges from the reaction unchanged and ready to bind with another

  • Fate vs. Freedom

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    the characters. In Shakespeare’s tragedy, fate is not the cause of his downfall, his own desires and choices prove to be the deciding factor. There are several examples of fate playing a distinctive role in the lives of Macbeth’s players. The main catalysts behind fate are the three witches seen intermittingly throughout the production. During their second appearance, they share this harrowing truth with the audience. “Sleep shall neither night nor day / Hang upon his pent-house lid; / He shall live

  • Catalysts

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    Catalysts speed up the rate of reaction and remain chemically unchanged or being used up in the process, and are widely used in industry. Enzymes are biological catalysts made up of proteins, and can be used a lot in industry since they operate best close to room temperature and pressure which can be maintained in industrial processes. Catalysts will speed up rate of reaction and can also be used to change properties of a product to increase it’s usefulness – it can turn light, bendy poly(ethene)

  • Finding the Best Temperature for the Enzyme Amylase

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    smaller simpler and more soluble molecules to be digested. Scientific knowledge: The scientific knowledge I know is that amylase digests insoluble starch molecules into smaller soluble molecules of sugar (glucose). Enzymes are biological catalysts. They speed up the rate of a reaction without themselves being used up. Enzymes are individual proteins which controls a particular reaction or type of reaction. They are specific e.g. amylase always acts on starch. Enzymes can be used over and