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    This Old Table The surface shows the signs of use. There are crayon and marker stains on it in places. Glitter from crafts are in the cracks visible only if you look close enough. In some places you may see colors too vibrant to be markers. These marks are from having daughters who didn’t realize the effect of nail polish and remover on wood. Scars and lines stand out proudly like the battle wounds on a grand warrior. Few would dare to call it beautiful from the surface alone. It was originally my great grandmother’s. When she passed away the old table was given to my mother. Though my Grandma Leola only used it for special events, the memories made around that table were some of my mom 's fondest from her youth. It was round, made of solid…

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    The Periodic Table

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    Discovery and Organization of the Periodic Table In order to understand the periodic table, a basic knowledge in the terminology would be very helpful. A periodic table a chart organizing elements by atomic numbers and chemical properties into groups and periods. The periodic table was created in order to easily find and classify the different elements that are known. Elements are pure substances composed of just one type of atom that cannot be broken down into anything simpler by ordinary…

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    What is a Periodic Table and what is it used for in science and our everyday lives? On entering the chemistry laboratory at Mercer University, for Science 100 a large colorful chart displaying rows and columns of cells, was hanging over the chalkboard. I immediately felt a bit intimidated and my heart began racing. I questioned myself as to what am I about to experience? Moving closer to examine the chart, I felt as if the bright colors on the chart were generating warmth (energy) and…

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    Chemistry Honors Mrs. Moreno Period 5 INTERPRETING THE PERIODIC TABLE Partner’s name: Faranak Hajikhan, Pablo Moncada, Albina Contreras and Karla Santos Title: Interpreting the Periodic Table Date: 12-18-14 Subject: Honors Chemistry / Period 5 Introduction: The periodic table is a table of the chemical elements in which the elements are arranged by order of a atomic number. The periodic table also has a special name for its vertical columns. Each…

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    Upon reading the Twelve Tables, an 5th century B.C. Roman document providing law related to various aspects of Roman life, quite a bit can be gleaned about some of the major aspects of Roman society at that time. From the importance of fatherhood to evidence of an ongoing class-war, these laws provide a wealth of insight into various societal qualities of Rome at the creation of its first true legislation. Before any quality interpretation of the text, it should be noted the context within which…

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    Losing Table Number 5 Daniel was no ordinary girl. According to her granddad, she was very unique. He would always tell her that she was capable of doing remarkable things in the near future, but Daniel didn’t believe her granddad. Daniel and her granddad were the only two people left in the Everstein family. They lived in a dirty old shack behind an elegant penthouse. Daniel couldn’t go to college because they couldn’t afford it. This was why she worked as a waitress in an old-fashioned diner.…

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    The periodic table we know today is very organized and accurate. It shows all of the elements that have been discovered and has them arranged and by their chemical properties, atomic masses, and electron configurations. In order to construct the periodic table, every element had to be discovered. Elements such as gold, tin, lead, and copper have been widely known and used since ancient times, however, the first discovery of an element wasn’t made until 1649 by Hennig Brand when he discovered…

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    The periodic table had been a key factor in many ways to finding new elements, like scandium, silicon, and neon. It has shown new ways those elements could help us by predicting certain elements reactions. While Dimitri Ivanovich Mendeleev is considered to be the creator of the periodic table, there were many contributions that helped the creation of the useful graph be achieved. Between 1817 and 1829 Johann Dobereiner was grouping elements with similar properties into groups of threes,…

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    The basis of Mendeleev’s periodic table was categorizing the elements according to their physical and chemical characteristics with regard to their atomic weights. Mendeleev was the first to come up with a structure for the periodic table with columns and rows. There were other scientists who have worked on tabulating information of the elements even before Mendeleev, however, he was the first scientist to come up with a periodic trend to predict the properties of elements which were not…

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    Those that have lived in Butte County or even visited on occasion are bound to be familiar with a beautiful plateau known as Table Mountain. During particular times of the year visitors to this vast mountain can view many breath-taking sights. These sights are what bring people back year after year to enjoy many outdoor adventures. If you live in Butte County, it is a short drive to this ecologically diverse setting. Table Mountain is made up of a north and south mountain. They are basaltic…

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