What are the carbon compounds we come across in our daily life?

What are the carbon compounds we come across in our daily life?

  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What is General Zaroff’s spoken language in the story,”The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard E….

General Zaroff, from Richard E. Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Man,” is a very interesting character. When Sanger Rainsford, a well-known big game hunter from New York, first meets him,…

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  • HISTORY

Who was called the ‘Father of Philosophy?’

The answer to this question is not as straightforward as you might think because historians disagree over who they believe is the father of philosophy. For some, Plato, the ancient philosopher from…

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  • LITERATURE

What happened at the end of the trial in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee?

In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the trial plays up the simmering tensions between the white and black communities in Maycomb. Readers know Tom is innocent, but the all white jury refuses to…

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  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

We are being asked to write an argumentative essay that assesses a literary critic’s analysis of…

As an English professor myself, my sense is that what your instructor means by “literary criticism” isn’t just a well-written essay, but what scholars call a “peer-reviewed” essay, meaning one that…

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  • HISTORY

What was the significance of Franklin Roosevelt’s First Hundred Days? Give two examples of…

The first 100 days of Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency were very important. Many major laws were passed during that time to deal with the Great Depression. After being inaugurated, Roosevelt went…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor? What impact did it have on American support for…

The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor because they wanted to knock the US Navy in the Pacific out of action long enough to allow them to consolidate their empire. When they did, they swung American…

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  • PARADISE LOST

Satan suggests that he and Beelzebub travel to the “deary plain,” described in line 180, so…

In the opening of Paradise Lost, Satan and his horde have already been thrown out of heaven and landed in hell. They find themselves imprisoned with the Lake of Fire. When they get their wits about…

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  • SCIENCE

how does the evolution of a successful defense mechanism in a species of prey increase the…

Evolution is the change over time of a species. It is thought that all organisms originated from a common ancestor. Evolution occurs on the molecular level- from changes arising due to the change…

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  • LITERATURE

“Dear slow Montague, they call Romeo, I am appalled by your behavior, to show up to a Capulet’s…

It doesn’t quite fit the bill yet. First, all lines must be iambic pentameter; that is, they must predominantly be composed of iambic feet (a beat that sounds like a heartbeat, like a-LONE or…

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  • THE BIBLE

What does 24-36 mean in a religious context?

References to Biblical passages do not use page numbers as you would use in referring to other books. The reason for this is that there are so many different editions and translations of the Bible…

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  • HISTORY

Explain why Florence became an important center for trade.

By the fifteenth century, Florence had become one of the most important trading centers of the world. At this time, Florence was an independent city-state, meaning that it governed its own affairs,…

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  • A&P

Why did John Updike pick Sammy as the narrator in his short story “A & P?”

It is certainly open to interpretation as to why Updike uses Sammy as the narrator in his short story “A & P.” This is my perception. This often anthologized short story is generally seen as a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Jem really think of Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird? Is Dill a friend or competitor?

I have always seen Dill as a friend of Jem’s even though he is younger and closer to Scout’s age. The two characters are different in many ways; Jem is a leader, and Dill is a follower….

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  • SCIENCE

What is an example of symbiosis?

Symbiosis is a close and long-term relationship between two organisms. Symbiosis can be helpful or harmful to either one or both partners within the relationship. Mutualism is a form of symbiosis…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

In Chapter 7 of The Witch of Blackbird Pond, why was Kit uncomfortable when William came to call…

Kit was uncomfortable when William Ashby came to call on her because she scarcely knew him. She had only seen him during Sunday Meeting, and she felt as if he were a stranger to her. When he came…

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  • THE PEARL

How did Kino change from the beginning of Chapter One to the end of Chapter One?

In the beginning of the novella, Kino is at peace with the world. He sits outside and views the natural surroundings. He is content with his lot in life, with his wife Juana and his child Coyotito….

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What two suggestions does Zaroff give to Rainsford before they begin hunting in “The Most…

“The Most Dangeous Game” by Richard Connell is a fascinating story about high stakes hunting. The hunter becomes the hunted in a macabre game played by men. When Sanger Rainsford accidentally ends…

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  • HEALTH

What foods contain vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E?

Vitamins are compounds our bodies need in small amounts, that we cannot produce ourselves. Having enough of each is essential to staying healthy; having a deficiency can result in disease. There…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” why does Mr. Hooper choose to remain lonely and frightened behind…

There are many theories in literature trying to answer the ONE question that Hawthorne never really addresses: Why did Mr. Hooper do this? While the story points at a similar event that took place…

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  • HISTORY

What is capitalism in simple terms? How is it related to the “White Mans Burden.”

The Rudyard Kipling poem “The White Man’s Burden” is actually about imperialism, not capitalism. Capitalism is, to some people, connected to imperialism, but Kipling does not really…

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  • HISTORY

To what extent did the battles of Lexington and Concord underscore the importance towards the…

The battles of Lexington and Concord were important events as the colonists moved closer to the Revolutionary War. After the Boston Tea Party, the British passed the Intolerable Acts. These laws…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the new concentration if you mix 8 g of solute in 1050 ml of solution and then add 400 ml…

Let us assume that the solute is soluble in water and that the solution did not contain any solute in the beginning. In the first part, we added 8 g of solute in 1050 ml of solution. The…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What does the conch shell represent in William Golding’s novel, The Lord of the Flies?

There are a number of possible interpretations of the conch shell’s symbolism. Ralph discovers it on the beach, and Piggy suggests using it to make noise to signal for rescue from passing ships….

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

According to Lady Bracknell, who are Jack’s parents?

In Oscar Wilde’s farcical comedy of manners, when Lady Brackwell learns that Jack was found in a large, black leather hand-bag in a cloak-room at Victoria Station [a major train station in London],…

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

On what condition will Jack consent to Algernon and Cecily’s marriage in The Importance of…

In Act III, Scene I, both Cecily and Gwendolen confront Jack and Algernon as they enter from the garden. Cecily demands to know why Algernon pretended to be Jack’s brother. When he answers that it…

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  • SCIENCE

The following data refers to a maintenance test with a hydraulic press: Diameter of the ram is…

A.) The force exerted by the ram will be equal to the force exerted on the plunger times the mechanical advantage of the press. The mechanical advantage is the ratio of the area of the ram to the…

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

In Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, what changes Lady Bracknell’s mind about…

In Oscar Wilde’s satire of British social mores, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Bracknell is the play’s central personification of England’s enduring obsession with socioeconomic status and…

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  • THE CITY OF EMBER

Why does Lina turn down the gifts Lizzie offers her in Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember? Do you…

In chapter 11 of Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember, when Lizzie offers to have Looper find Lina some treasures in the store room, at first Lina eagerly wants such treasures but then rejects the…

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

In Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, how does Lady Bracknell find out where…

In Act III of Oscar Wilde’s satire of English Victorian customs, the character Lady Bracknell, whose demeanor and attitudes towards the social status of others define the play, is shocked to learn…

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  • SIGMUND FREUD

What did Sigmund Freud mean when he said “the mind is like an iceberg; it floats with one-seventh…

The quote uses the analogy of an ice berg to demonstrate that only a small portion of the mind is ‘visible’. In Freud’s theories of conciousness, the concious mind is the ‘tip of the ice berg’….

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  • SCIENCE

What is the result of osmosis when an Irish potato is placed in concentrated sodium chloride…

Osmosis is the movement of water through a semi-permeable membrane in response to a concentration gradient. A concentration gradient just means the concentrations on either side of the membrane are…

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  • MATH

if one person plays a game and their chances of winning are 6 over 16 and then 400 people play…

So in this problem the chances of someone winning the game is 6 out of every 16. This could also be written as 616616 This is just telling us that for every 16 people who play the game, we should…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What was Dolphus Raymond’s role in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird?

In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the character, Dolphus Raymond, has a somewhat small but very important role. The townspeople think he’s a drunk because he’s often seen sipping something…

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  • HISTORY

What were the goals and outcomes for the Cubans, US, Phillipines, and Puerto Rico?

After the Spanish-American War, there were changes made in several places affected by the war. These places included Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and the United States. Cuba was not pleased…

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  • OZYMANDIAS

What is the irony in the poem “Ozymandias”?

The irony in Ozymandias pivots on these lines: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my work, ye Mighty, and despair!” Ozymandias, once a powerful Egyptian tyrant, had a huge statue built…

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  • HAMLET

How can I analyze Hamlet’s famous “To be, or not to be” soliloquy in scene 1? How does he view…

In his “to be or not to be” soliloquy, Hamlet expresses his deep depression. He feels trapped by a problem that, to him, has no good solution. The honor code demands that a son avenge his father’s…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Why does Pearl “burst into a fit of passion”? What calms her, and why?

Pearl, the child of adultery, has seen, since birth, her mother wearing a scarlet “A” on her breast. In chapter 17, when Hester Prynne (her mother) is walking in the forest and meets the minister,…

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  • HAMLET

Explain how and why Claudius admits his guilt in Hamlet. What might this aside indicate about…

First, Polonius says that he’ll go to to Gertrude’s room to eavesdrop on her conversation with Hamlet. Then, afterward, Polonius will return to tell Claudius what Hamlet said. He feels that…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Act 1, scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet, what detail about Montague helps to make him a round,…

In Act I, Scene I of Romeo and Juliet, Montague only engages with the characters briefly, but in his few lines, there is evidence that he is not a static character. Though he is often portrayed as…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

At the end of Oedipus Rex, what kinds of plot questions were left unaswered?

Many elements of the plot and the backstory are answered by the end of the play. We have learned the source of the plague, the identity of the murderer of Laius, and the identity of Oedipus….

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  • SCIENCE

Why does your skin dry quickly after swimming on a hot day?

Your skin dries quickly after swimming on a warm summer day due to evaporation. Evaporation is a phase change that occurs when a liquid changes to a vapor- in this case, water is changing into…

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  • THE COLD EQUATIONS

Why does the author describe the girl’s appearance in such detail in “The Cold Equations”?

“The Cold Equations” is told from a third person limited point of view. This means that it is not told from the perspective of the man or the girl on the spacecraft; instead, it is told from a…

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  • MACBETH

How do the witches’ prophecy, Banquo’s ghost and the apparitions bring out emotional reactions…

Macbeth goes through many changes in his downward spiral, and each of his encounters with the supernatural hastens his end. In his first meeting with the witches, Macbeth is shocked and awestruck….

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  • SCIENCE

How can I solve the solar cooker parabolic mirror question in the image, please? 1 image

Power available in sunlight = 1 KJ/s (per unit area, m^2) Area of the solar cooker = 1 m^2 Specific Heat Capacity of water = 4190 J/Kg/C Heat required to boil 1 lt of water from 20 degrees Celsius…

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  • RELIGION

How are evil and suffering portrayed in the film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

The film The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas looks at the Jewish prison camp Auschwitz up-close, through the eyes of an innocent boy named Bruno, who just happens to be the son of the commanding German…

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  • SCIENCE

Is aluminum sulfate Al2(SO4)3 an ionic compound or a molecular compound?

Aluminum Sulfate is ionic. It’s made up of the aluminum ion, Al3^+Al3^+, and the polyatomic ion sulfate, SO24^−SO42^- . Rather than existing as discrete molecules it exists as a crystal lattice of…

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  • SCIENCE

How was time determined in previous civilizations?

There are really two parts needed to answer this question–time over the course of a year, and time over the course of a day. Once people settled in an area and began to practice agriculture they…

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  • ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S.

How could the Affordable Care Act potentially reduce any health disparities among the Latino…

Latinos remain more likely to be uninsured than any other ethnic group in the United States. The Affordable Care Act, however, has some specific mandates that have already increased both the number…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the carbon compounds we come across in our daily life?

Nearly all of the compounds that you encounter in your daily life contain carbon. The most notable exceptions are water and oxygen. Here are some examples of carbon-containing compounds: 1. The…

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  • HISTORY

What wars have been known to be Just Wars, when the wars took place to defend the rights of…

Of course, a war that is seen as a just war on one side will not necessarily be seen in that way on the other side. I can think of two wars that were seen as just wars by most people, at least in…

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