Compounds Essays

  • Physics of the Compound Bow

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    while. It wasn't until recently, however, that the actual design of the bow itself was changed. In fact, this ingenious modification happened about forty years ago... The Compound Bow * On December 30th, 1969, Holless Wilbur Allen was granted the patent that would change archery forever. * The invention of the compound bow was just the beginning. As with the invention of the original bow and arrow, time and ingenuity would take the basic concept to new heights. However, the modern understanding

  • Biology, The Five Major Compounds

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    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

  • Separation of Copper Compound

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    knowledge from previous experiments to separate a copper compound and from there make calculations relevant to the experiment. The calculations that we had to make in this experiment had to do with finding the percentage of copper in copper compound and from there find the formula weight of the copper compound. Question or Problem The question that was proposed by the instructor for investigation was: Can the % composition of an element in a compound be determined accurately (Lab Manual 61)? Background

  • How to Shoot a Compound Bow

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    the storyline with a simple bow and arrow. Although, Katniss uses a more primitive type of a bow called a longbow, there are many men and women today who use a more modern type known as the compound bow. A compound bow is a little more complicated looking than a longbow, but easier to utilize. Shooting a compound bow is one of the most exhilarating and gratifying hobbies, anyone can participate in. It is easy to effectively shoot as long as you know your bow, execute your own routine position, and

  • Analysis of Adsorbable Organic Halogens Compounds

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    metabolites, PCBs, etc.); but also misused for non-adsorbable adsorbed OX-compounds, mostly high molecular organohalogens in plants and even to inorganic compounds being neither organic nor adsorbable. The question of natural “Adsorbable Organic Halogens” (AOX) formed by living organisms and/or during natural abiogenic processes has been definitively solved by the known existence of already more than 3650 organohalogen compounds, amongst them the highly reactive, cancerogenic vinyl chloride (VC). In

  • The Compound Sparknotes

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    The Compound is about a boy Eli and his family, and their life inside of a fallout shelter also known as The Compound. Eli first entered the compound when he was nine before a nuclear attack plunged the world into another age of darkness. Eli has now been in the compound for six years. In that time, his mother Clea had three children, and is pregnant with a fourth, known by the family as “the supplements”, the supplements are Eli’s father’s, Rex, plan for food incase their meat supply runs low. Eli

  • Investigation of the Thermal Decomposition of Copper Carbonate

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    which one forms is based on the stability of the compound formed. The more stable the compound, the more likely it is to form. The stability of a compound with respect to its elements can be predicted by the Hf (molar heat of formation). This is the energy change when 1 mole of a compound is formed from its elements. If it is exothermic (negative), then the compound is stable with respect to its elements. If it is endothermic (positive), then the compound is unstable with respect to its elements. In

  • Nature of a Diamond

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    incarnate.3 However, the fact that they found the structure Decker predicted did not mean that his nomenclature would be used to identify the compound. That honor was bestowed upon its discoverers Landa and Machcahcaeck who used the Greek translation of diamond, adamantane, to identify the compound.2 Crude petroleum is separated into its component compounds by fractional distillation. The procedure involves a sample of the petroleum to be heated until the sample is vaporized leaving behind any solid

  • Sodium (Na)

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    sixth most common element found on the earth. It is usually not found in nature but more often in compounds such as salt (NaCl). Sodium conducts heat and electricity easily. Without this element life could not exist. Each compound is used for a certain reason. About 2.8 percent of the earth's crust contains this element making it the sixth most common in the earth's crust. Sodium is found in compounds among dry lake beds, underground, and as well as in seawater in such places as: Belarus, China

  • Oxidation with Sodium Hypochlorite

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    test     pathway .42g     67%     positive     negative     oxidation of secondary OH Good Things My experiment went well. I began my experiment with .64g of 2-ethyl-1,3-hexanediol. The molecular weight of this compound is 146.2g/mol. It is converted into 2-ethyl-1-hydroxyhexan-3-one. This compounds molecular weight is 144.2g/mol. This gives a theoretical yield of .63 grams. My actual yield was .42 grams. Therefore, my percent yield was 67%. This was one of my highest yields yet. I felt that this was a

  • An Analysis of the Epic Poem, Beowulf - The Style of Beowulf

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    of modern-day poetry provides – an aesthetic sense of  rightness or pleasure. The vocabulary of the poem is remarkable in several ways. First of all, about one-third of the vocabulary is compound words. For the concept of  “the sea” there are 50 different compounds; likewise there are 50 compounds for the concept of “a battle;” and 30 words for “king” (Chickering 5). It is truly amazing that in this poem of about 3000 lines there are 4000 vocabulary entri... ... middle of paper ... ..

  • Scheele and Oxygen

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    Oxygen Vital to life, a necessity to combustion, and the component of innumerable compounds, oxygen is by far one of the most important elements. Astoundingly, Oxygen makes up a fifth of our atmosphere, 49.5% of all compounds on Earth contain oxygen, makes up about 2/3 of our body, yet human kind has only know of it since 1977 ( Ironically, within a period of a couple of years, three different men had stumbled upon the vital element. Carl Wilhelm Scheele

  • Neurotransmitters

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    less likely if it is inhibitory. Neurotransmitters can also produce their effects by modulating the production of other signal-transducing molecules ("second messengers"messengers") in the post-synaptic cells (Cooper, Bloom and Roth 1996). Nine compounds -- belonging to three chemical families -- are generally believed to function as neurotransmitters somewhere in the central nervous system (CNS) or periphery. In addition, certain other body chemicals, for example adenosine, histamine, enkephalins

  • Tin

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    its low price, high electric conductivity, and because tin protects against rust and weak acids in food if the can is made out of tin instead of aluminum. Some common compounds of tin are organtin a combination of carbon and tin. When tin is formed with carbon to make organtin it can make more than 500 organtin compounds. These compounds are used in everyday things. One is toothpaste containers and also are things such as wood, paper, textile, farm sprays, and Hospital disinfectants. To get pure tin

  • Portland Cement

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    PORTLAND CEMENT Chemical composition. Portland Cement is made up of four main compounds: tricalcium silicate (3CaOSiO2), dicalcium silicate (2CaOSiO2), tricalcium aluminate (3CaOAl2O3), and a tetra-calcium aluminoferrite (4CaO Al2O3Fe2O3). In an abbreviated notation differing from the normal atomic symbols, these compounds are designated as C3S, C2S, C3A, and C4AF, where C stands for calcium oxide (lime), S for silica, A for alumina, and F for iron oxide. Small amounts of uncombined lime and magnesia

  • What caused the Hindenburg explosion

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    gas cells and send the ship plummeting to earth. The Hindenburg's engineers knew about this potential danger and came up with a solution to the problem; they painted the surface of the airship with a chemical "doping compound" that contained powdered aluminum and iron oxide. This compound was chosen because it did a good job of reflecting the rays of the sun, therefore ensuring that the gas cells inside the ship would not overheat. There have been three main theories as to what happened to cause such

  • Carbon Compounds

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    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

  • The Food of the Gods

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    amount of caffeine contained in one ounce of chocolate is about 5-35 milligrams, compared to the 140 milligrams found in a cup of brewed coffee. This does not discount the idea that caffeine plays a role in the appeal of chocolate, more likely it compounds the effect of other components. (3). Theobromine, similar to caffeine but present in larger amounts in chocolate, is less potent than caffeine yet still may retain stimulatory effects in large amounts of chocolate. Concentrations of theobromine

  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

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    discovered in the 1920's by Thomas Midgley, an organic chemist at General Motors Corporation. He was looking for inert, non- toxic, non-flammable compounds with low boiling points that could be used as refrigerants. He found what he was looking for in the form of two compounds: dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12) and trichloromonoflouromethane (CFC-11). In both compounds, different amounts of chlorine and fluorine are combined with methane, which is a combination of carbon and hydrogen. These two CFCs were

  • Chemistry and Carbohydrates

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    The Chemistry of Carbohydrates The chemistry of carbohydrates most closely resembles that of alcohol, aldehyde, and ketone functional groups. As a result, the modern definition of a carbohydrate is that the compounds are polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones. The chemistry of carbohydrates is complicated by the fact that there is a functional group (alcohol) on almost every carbon. In addition, the carbohydrate may exist in either a straight chain or a ring structure. Ring structures incorporate two additional