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    Sulfur Research Paper

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    Sulfur: Research Paper by Brian Zhang 805 If you ever happened to unnerve a grumpy skunk, then you would have understood the severe atrocity of its scent firsthand. What you probably didn't realize, however, concerns the fact that sulfur holds much blame for the nasty occurrence. In fact, this mother of repulsive odors earns its spot on the periodic table as one of the world's 118 chemical elements, or substances that contain only one type of atom. Much like any other non-metal, it does not retain the typical physical and chemical properties of metals, such as luster. The tenth most abundant element in the universe, sulfur additionally sports a multitude of unique characteristics- some even establishing it as an essential ingredient in the production of gasoline. Such undertakings, however, are by no means beneficial to the natural environment, as they flood the world's atmosphere with dangerous levels of air pollution. There is no question to the statement that chemical elements define the building blocks of all matter.…

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    Tin And Sulfur

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    The unique composition and purity of as-deposited SnS2 thin films prepared with different precursor solution volumes from 5 ml to 25ml were determined by EDX analysis as shown in fig 5, which brought out the presence of Tin and Sulfur as elementary components. Two different peaks were observed in the spectrums from fig 5 relevant to the tin and sulfur. The EDX spectra show that the weight percentage for the film prepared at the precursor solution volume of 5 ml is 36.8% and 63.2%, which is…

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    Silver Tarnishing Lab

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    silver sulfide and hydrogen gas. The balanced chemical equation is 2Ag (s) + H2S (g) ā†’ Ag2S (s) + H2. This is a single replacement reaction. This reaction most commonly occurs through contact with hydrogen sulfide in the air - although direct contact with substances that contain sulfur can cause tarnishing. Silver tarnishes very quickly when it is exposed to air that contains high levels of ozone, sulfur, or hydrogen sulfide. Silver tarnish appears as a discoloring over the surface of the…

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    Name: Ben Tanke, Brooke Binkley, and Hailey Fenn Block: 3rd Title: Gunpowder QPOEE Question: Which amount of Sulfur(.25 grams, .5 grams, .75 grams, and 1 gram) creates the closest reaction with fire as the store bought gunpowder in terms of size of flame and the time duration of the flame? Knowledge Probe: The equation for the reaction of our gunpowder is 10Na NO3 + 8C + 3S ā†’ 2 Na2 CO3 + 3Na2SO4 + 6CO2 + 5N2. This shows that Sodium Nitrate is reacting with…

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    Where did phosphite come from? During WWII, rock phosphate was used as a white phosphorus incendiary and smoke screen. The shortage of rock phosphate concerned ag-officials and they began to look for alternative sources of phosphorus fertilizers. As a result, phosphonates were first considered as fertilizers in Germany and the United States during the 1930s and '40s. Rock phosphate is the beginning of most commercially made phosphorus products in the market today. Without the phosphate, many…

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    reaction. The copper sulfate pentahydrate is a solid chunk of rock which looks like a crystal, it is a bright royal blue color and was hard to break up when grinding. When heated, the CuSO4*5H2O began to turn white, first at the bottom and around the edges, then throughout the whole test tube. The heat caused the copper sulfate pentahydrate to steam and created a water vapor around the top of the tube. After heating it smelled burnt and changed into a yellowish white color, which looked like…

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    Air Pollution In East Asia

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    it is also the worlds largest producer, accounting for more than 50% of the coal mined every year. All that coal accounts for around 60% of Chinas electricity, and noticeably this substantial burning goes hand and hand with the soot and sulfur dioxide that clouds the cities skylines. As Iā€™m sure the majority of people have deduced the reason for these colossal expansions and necessity for power are due to Chinas extensive industrial involvement in manufacturing. Just to give some perspective…

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    categorized as either active or passive systems. [2] Controlling AMD generation is often done by reducing the contact between the minerals and dissolved oxygen or blending minerals to decrease the acid generating reaction. Flooding, and land or water storage are a couple ways of reducing the contact between AMD generating elements. Flooding and sealing abandoned mines traps the dissolved oxygen, which is consumed by mineral-oxidizing microorganisms. Underwater storage is implemented by using…

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    Taking A Look At Acid Rain

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    1.1 Introduction/ what is Acid Rain? Acid rain, or acid precipitation is a term used to describe any form of precipitation with a pH of less than 5.6. In recent years, the effects of acid rain are being experienced on a global scale with widespread environmental effects. Primarily, acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the combustion of fossil fuels. However, even pure rainwater is slightly acidic (pH of 5.6-6.5) due to the reaction between H2O…

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    Sulfuric and nitric acids, particularly in large quantities, can burn the ecosystem over a long period of time. Forests, crops, fields and man-made structures are easily affected, being withered and beat up. These cases are very prominent in the Eastern and Western part of United States and Europe. This concern poses a fostered correspondence and dramatic increase of public awareness. Acid rain existence had gathered attention and is no longer a retractable environmental issue. During the early…

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