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    Theme of isolation in the Chrysalids

    In the science fiction novel The Chrysalids, written by John Wyndham, the theme of isolation is displayed through the social, psychological, and geographical aspects of the book. Xenophobia is also a key factor contributing to the isolation between the different groups within the population. Social isolation is made clear with the separation between the “Norm” […] More

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    Isolation of Crude Acetaminophen

    After first isolation of crude acetaminophen, 1.22g of light, brown shiny, fine Crestline solid emulated, which demonstrated slight less than 0.030g of product was lost from original 0.150g of p-aminophenol. The melting point range of crude acetaminophen ranged from 166.8-167.6°C, when compare to the known melting point of pure acetaminophen which ranged from 169.5-171°C, is […] More

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    PRACTICAL REPORT ON THE ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF CODEINE AND PARACETAMOL

    Codeine or methyl morphine, an alkaloid, was first isolated in 1832 from raw opium. It concentration ranges from 0.2% to 0.8%. Mostly used for its analgesic, anti-tussive and anti-diarrheal capabilities (Tremlett, Anderson and Wolf, 2010). Paracetamol also known as acetaminophen (n-acetyl-p-aminophenol, APAP) on the other hand, is a useful non- steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID). […] More

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    Advantages of Medical Isolation and Quarantine

    Advantages of Medical Isolation and Quarantine Introduction             According to many health experts, medical isolation and quarantine does very little in curbing the spread of contagious diseases (Kliff). Although isolation and quarantine tend to have some similarities, they are very different. According to studies, whereas isolation involves the seclusion of people infected with contagious diseases, […] More