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    Non-Electrolyte Compounds

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    If a compound is an electrolyte it conducts electricity by breaking down into ions when dissolved into a solution. A non-electrolyte compound does not dissociate in solution. A non-electrolyte compound cannot conduct electricity because it dissolves in solution as molecules instead of ions. Colligative properties are properties of a solution that depend on the amount of solute dissolved, and not dependent on the identity of the solute. The colligative properties studied in this current chapter of chemistry are: vapor pressure lowering, boiling point elevation, freezing point depression, and osmotic pressure. The van’t Hoff factor for a solute is equivalent to the number of particles, in moles, will break apart in the solvent. When an…

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    People Dominicans’ ethnicity consists of Taino, Spanish and African. The native people on the island were the Taino. The Taino were hunter and gatherers who lived off the land. Led by Christopher Columbus, the Spanish conquered the island in 1492. The Spanish overtook the Taino forcing them to be their slaves while killing many in the process. The Africans were then later brought to the island as slaves. Certain traits of these ethnic groups are still present in the Dominican culture,…

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    In this experiment one, are determining the melting points of different crystalline substances following a specific procedure. By finding the melting point of a crystalline substance, it helps determine what kind of compound it is as well as initiate the purity. A DigiMelt apparatus can be used to determine the melting point where a small amount of the the substance is packed into a capillary tube and heated slowly in the apparatus which includes a thermometer, a heating coil and a magnifying…

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    In this paper I will be addressing the gender difference on substance abuse; looking into what makes a specific gender more prevalent to alcohol and drug dependency. According to many of the scholarly articles I’ve read men are much more likely to have chemical dependency issues. Looking deeper in the issue I found that there may be a link between society and these dependencies as well as some genes in men that aren’t in women. According to The Psychiatric Clinics of North America the…

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    Understanding Substance Abuse It is difficult to fully understand substance abuse. Discovering why one person develops a problem with drugs or alcohol and another person does not is something of a mystery. However, there are some similarities in the person's path that develops substance abuse. The difficult part with this is that every stage of a person's path who is suffering from substance abuse causes more consequences and chaos. One problem with substance abuse is that it doesn't solely…

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    Although the SAMHSA national reports constantly indicate a significant number of individuals living with substance related disorders, alcohol and drug addiction is still highly stigmatized in today’s society. Those suffering from mental illness, which encompasses substance abuse disorders, face immense disadvantages due to perceived, enacted, and self-stigma (Luoma, Kohlenberg, Hayes, Bunting, & Rye, 2008; Luoma, et al., 2007). Perceived stigma is the tendency for stigmatized individuals to…

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    The treatment of drug abusers has been a controversial topic for decades among policy makers. There are those that stand on the rehabilitation side and others that side with criminalization and incarnation of users. With both sides of the spectrum being developed and tested out, there has not been a concise way that fully solves the issue. The side of criminalization has led to increased amount of users being incarnated which eventually destroy their chance of having a better life later on in…

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    Aha Thesis The purpose of this unity was to learn how new substances formed and what happened when they are formed. Some of the key ideas addressed in this unit are: chemical and physical reactions, the law of conservation of mass, and ionic/covalent bonding. In a chemical reaction, something new is created, different from what created it, a new substance is formed. In a physical reaction, the appearance of the object is changed, but nothing new is created. An example of a chemical…

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    Every day I deal with people who struggle with substance abuse problems. I work for drug court in Thibodaux. People in the drug court program have gotten into trouble with the law because of their addiction to their drug of preference. I see the effects of what substance abuse can do with their life and how it affects their life with their family. They have to go through intense treatment with the drug court counselors to try to fix there lives. I have a sister who dealt with substance abuse…

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    On the other hand, these changes in the brain are not inherent in a person and are caused by the use of drugs, therefore addiction could also not be considered a disease. One side claims that addiction should be considered a disease because it changes brain structure and function. For most people the initial urge to use an addictive substance is voluntary, however, as time goes on the substance changes the brain, specifically the limbic system, and causes the craving that is known as addiction.…

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