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Properties of Ionic and Molecular Substances Lab

Procedure  Examine the following chemicals at their various stations: NaCl        Ethanol                  CuSO4           NH4NO3                  Kerosene       Sulfur      CaSO4 Ca(NO3)2  Sucrose                  Unknown      O2                          K3Fe(CN)6 Record your observations in a table with the following headings: Name, Formula, Ionic or Molecular, State at RT, Solubility, Colour of Solution, Conductivity of Solution, Melting Point, Boiling Point Analysis Questions Make a…

The Epic of Gilgamesh: Brief Overview

Historical Context: The hero of The Epic of Gilgamesh was centered around a king who reigned over the Sumerian city-state of Uruk (ancient Mesopotamia, Iraq) around 2700 B.C. Long after his death, people worshipped Gilgamesh, renowned as a warrior and builder, and widely celebrated for his wisdom and judiciousness. The Epic of Gilgamesh is written in Akkadian, the Babylonians’…

16th Century England Theatre: The University Wits

Theatre in the 16th Century England The theatre’s transition from the medieval to the Renaissance is more readily apparent in England than in Italy or France. As the rediscovered classics gradually found their way to England, English plays did begin to reflect their influence. Religious and political controversies and religious strife between Catholic and Protestant…

Organic vs. Inorganic Chemistry

The 2 main branches of Chemistry are Organic and Inorganic chemistry. The difference between an organic and an inorganic compound is that organic compounds have Carbon in their chemical structure, while inorganic compounds usually do not have this element. Organic Chemistry studies the structure, properties, composition, and reactions of compounds that contain carbon. These molecules…

Temperature of Hot Water and Cooling Rate Lab

Introduction: The rate at which an object cools (i.e. how quickly its temperature decreases) depends upon several factors, including: Surface area Volume Type of insulation Temperature difference with the surroundings For this investigation, the effect of the temperature of water upon the rate of cooling will be investigated. The temperature-drop over 5 minutes (600 seconds)…