Write a short abstract on a topic of your choosing, and also provide your stance on the subject.
Every action has its consequence- a cliche phrase that almost everybody acknowledges to be true, but a phrase that never really holds value in our everyday lives. Andy Andrews rejects that ideology in his book The Butterfly Effect. The Butterfly Effect states that a butterfly flapping its wings in China can cause a hurricane in New York; in other words, the smallest actions can have large consequences. Edward Norton Lorenz was the first to present this idea, and soon the Chaos Theory was born, from which the Butterfly Effect was derived. By focusing on the conceptual parts of Chaos, rather than the mathematics of it, it can be shown that the Butterfly Effect is prevalent in our everyday lives, and that every action does have its major and minor consequences.
Explain the concept of electronegativity, how it is applied to the periodic table.
Electronegativity is how likely an atom is to attract an electron. As you move across the periodic table, from left to right, electronegativity increases. But as you move down the table, from top to bottom, electronegativity decreases. As you move from left to right, the amount of electrons in each element increases. Since the goal is to have a full outer shell, or a noble gas configuration, the elements on the right will be less likely to give up their electrons, and more likely to take electrons from other atoms. On the other hand, as you move down the periodic table, more and more shells are added to each element. This causes each element to become bigger, which means that the electrons are further away from the nucleus. As the electrons are so far away, the force keeping them close is not as strong, which makes it easier for them to give up their electrons.
Construct a thesis statement that reflects upon the purpose for James Joyce's anthology, Dubliners.
In Dubliners, James Joyce illustrates a dark amalgam of brutal acceptance; through the symbolism of oppression, concurring counterparts, and employment of epiphany in each of his short stories, Joyce brings to light the cruelty of the world.