Alkali Essays

  • Saponification Process Of Soap

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    The saponification (a reaction in making soap) process is a base (usually NaOH or KOH) hydrolysis of triglycerides to make salt (soap) and glycerol. Alkalis such as Sodium carbonate and Sodium hydroxide are used to neutralize the fatty acid and convert it to a salt. The molecules crystallize differently depending on the base used. NaOH produces a harder bar while KOH is used more frequently for liquid soaps. In some cases, Lithium soaps are formed and produce much harder soaps. There are four

  • Water Pollution In South Africa Essay

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    Water pollution is water that is not safe and not healthy for people and animals to drink or to wash in. It is particularly dangerous to water plants and animals. Polluted water is also particularly dangerous to people who get their water directly or dam. In South Africa the scarce fresh water is decreasing in quality because of an increase in pollution and the destruction of river catchments, caused by urbanisation, deforestation, damming of rivers, destruction of wetlands, industry, mining, agriculture

  • Persuasive Essay: Cooking A Car Cleaning Your Car

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    Since driving your car every day, it's already a given that you're going to get dirty. If it rains or shines, placed in the garage or not, dust and dirt will accumulate in certain areas. Due to this, your car deserves some tender offer care, even in the simplest ways. As owner and driver, you can keep cleaning your car by washing and soaping your outside. Although you can always bring your car wash from the neighborhood, it will cost you some money. Finding the right soap to use is not a problem

  • Marvin Bean Chemsketch Case Study

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    4.4.4 Markin Bean ChemSketch® Simulation Studies Marvin Bean ChemSketch® is usually employed to study the pKa of drugs and chemical compounds to determine the ionizable functional group within the compound (Uemera et al., 2009; Manchester et al., 2010). In this study, the Marvin Bean ChemSketch® software was applied for the first time to study the microspecies distribution of TSPP, acetate and citrate at pH range 0-14. As mentioned earlier, the observed optical changes were most likely due to

  • Catalytic Enzyme Lab Report

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    Aim The aim of the experiments to be carried out is to determine the kinetic parameters, Km and Vmax, of Alkaline Phosphatase. Theory, Principles and Application of Principles Enzymes are a huge varying group of proteins which are needed to carry out essential metabolic functions in cells. Substrate-specific enzymes, like Alkaline Phosphatase, act as catalysts lowering the needed activation energy to convert the substrate to product. Enzymes are made up of amino-acids and amino-groups have side chains

  • Radical Themes: Zaynab Alkali

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    1.8.2 Her Themes Zaynab Alkali is believed to be the first notable female voice from Northern Nigeria. She was enthusiastically welcomed in the male dominated Nigerian literary scene. Her widely read novels focus on the position of African women in patriarchal Africa. In her various works, she has dealt with themes ranging from the problems of child-brides, child abuse, the negative consequences of unemployment, purdah, polygamy etc. She has repeatedly called for a new brand of feminism or what one

  • Alkali-Silica Reaction Lab Report

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    QUESTION 1 (A) Alkali-silica reaction • Chemical reactions that take place between the alkali pore solution of concrete and metastable forms of silica. • The aggregates that react to alkali can be identified by using the petrographic examination or the laboratory test found in SANS 6245. Hydration reaction • Hydration is a chemical reaction in which the major compounds in cement form chemical bonds with water molecules and become hydrates or hydration products. • Heat is given off during the chemical

  • Disadvantages Of Pidan

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    3: Discussion Definition of alkali According to Arrhenius acid-base theory, base is a substance

  • Saponification Of Soap

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    straight chain of carbon (C) atoms each carrying two hydrogen (H) atoms. Alkali An alkali is a soluble salt of an alkali metal like sodium or potassium. Originally, the alkalis used in soapmaking were obtained from the ashes of plants, but they are now made commercially. Today, the term alkali describes a substance that chemically is a base (the opposite of an acid) and that reacts with and neutralizes an acid. The common alkalis used in soapmaking are sodium hydroxide (NaOH), also called caustic soda;

  • Okara Soap Analysis

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    4.8.1 Total Fatty Matter After 2 weeks of curing stage, measurement of total fatty matter was done by dissolving 10 g of final product of soybean waste based formulations in 150 mL of distilled water. The mixture were heated and stirred to obtained complete homogenous mixture. 20 mL of 15% H2SO4 was added while heating until clear solution was obtained. Fatty acids on surface of the resulting solution was solidified by adding 7 g of bees wax and reheated. The heating was continued until the waxes

  • Role Of Feminism In The Stillborn

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    the approach has to be. She (Alkali) also argues that even in pre-colonial Nigeria, “a man is not superior to the woman due to his gender. The traditional system recognised achievement through hard work. Power therefore was not gender-based but achievement based” (159). This goes to show that Alkali’s kind of feminism in The Stillborn is not coincidental, it is deliberately so because it has to conform to the socio-cultural norms of the predominantly Muslim Northern Nigeria. The major thematic pre-occupation

  • Banana Peel Soap Analysis

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    et al. (2012) conducted a research on the topic metal analyses of ash derived alkalis from banana and plantain peels (Musa spp.) in soap making under the auspices of the Department of Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The objective of this work was to determine the metal content of plantain and banana peels ash derived alkali and the possibility of using it as alternate and cheap source of alkali in soap industry. This was done by ashing the peels and dissolving it in de-ionised

  • The Stillborn Analysis

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    the approach has to be. She (Alkali) also argues that even in pre-colonial Nigeria, “a man is not superior to the woman due to his gender. The traditional system recognised achievement through hard work. Power therefore was not gender-based but achievement based” (159). This goes to show that Alkali’s kind of feminism in The Stillborn is not coincidental, it is deliberately so because it has to conform to the socio-cultural norms of the predominantly Muslim Northern Nigeria. The major thematic pre-occupation

  • Rusting Lab Report

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    Class: 207 Effect of pH level on rusting Introduction My research question is “Does the pH level (acid/alkali) affect the rate of corrosion of a steel screw. The topic of investigation is Chemistry and the subtopics are chemical reactions, pH levels and corrosion. There have been researches that solutions with a lower pH level corrode metal faster than solutions with a higher pH. There are different factors which will affect the rate of corrosion. Some of the factors are temperature and the change

  • Swot Analysis Of Soda

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    Micro Economics Group Assignment On Analysis of Caustic Soda Industry Submitted By Nikhil Shankar M (G15092) Shreyas S (G15111) Surya Teja Behara (G15114) Contents 1. INTRODUCTION 3 2. COMPANIES PRODUCING CAUSTIC SODA 3 3. SUPPLY AND DEMAND 4 4. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 7 5. SIGNIFICANT TRENDS IN THE INDUSTRY 9 6. CHALLENGES FACED BY THE INDUSTRY IN INDIA 9 7. PROFITABILITY 10 8. GROWTH PREDICTION FOR THE FUTURE 10 9. REFERENCES 11 1. INTRODUCTION The industry we have chosen for

  • The Stillborn Character Analysis

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    3.0 The Stillborn by Zaynab Alkali It is a well-known fact that Zaynab Alkali is one of the first Northern Nigerian female writers writing in English. Primarily, she promotes and depicts Northern Nigerian cultures and traditions in an effort to advocate for the rights of women in the society. Unlike other female writers, she does not agitate for equality between men and women. As a liberal feminist or womanist, she attempts to redeem the image of the African women with a view to making them re-discover

  • Chemical Eye Injury Case Study

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    and aggressive management to maximize visual outcome. The outcome ranges from full recovery to a permanent loss of vision. Available options for treatment include medical and surgical interventions. Our case is a young adult male who had a grade II alkali burn in his right eye after an accidental exposure to chemical powder at work. He was medically managed aggressively after admission to a medical ward at King Hamad University hospital with good outcome. Herein, we will discuss and focus in different

  • Feminism In The Virtuous Woman

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    of patriarchal oppression that operates in the society through fathers and husbands. To Alkali, education is the key to this freedom. The major

  • Feminist Criticism In The Stillborn

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    as if Nigeria feminist writers are intimidated b y their male counterparts, rather, they are suspicious of what they see as the overwhelmingly radical, confrontational feminism of the west. Egya frowns at what he terms as superfluously extra- textual assumptions of some feminist critics/scholars that simply echo the sentiments that tempt less-equipped feminist critics to make unguarded, unsubstantiated generalisations. An instance of this unsubstantiated generalisation is Acholonu’s declaration that

  • Portland Cement Case Study

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    binding material for construction, such alternative material should therefore have the same binding properties possessing the resilience, resistance and durability to adhere construction standards. One of the most notable class of binders is the ‘Alkali-activated material’ (AAM) which offers a promising route as a binder. In contrast to Portland cement which has calcium carbonate as its constituents, AAM eliminates the usage of CO2-releasing carbonate constituents in its processing. It is mainly