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  1. Thomas

    The Official May 2009 Results Thread

    Subject Grade 2009 MAY NORWEGIAN A1 SL 7 2009 MAY ENGLISH B EE B 2008 MAY ENGLISH B SL 7 2009 MAY HISTORY SL in ENGLISH 5 2009 MAY CHEMISTRY HL in ENGLISH 5 2009 MAY PHYSICS HL in ENGLISH 6 2009 MAY MATHEMATICS HL in ENGLISH 6 2009 MAY THEORY KNOWL. TK in ENGLISH B Additional/Extra subjects None EE/TOK points: 2 Total points: 38 Results: Bilingual Diploma awarded I am extremely disappointed with Chemistry and History - want to remark them and see if I can get a 6, at least in History. I am also considering remarking EE and TOK after I've seen the percentages I achieved because I so want a 40 haha.
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    Design (D) Lab

    Thank you so much, I'll check that out and let you know how it went I really appreciate it
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    Design (D) Lab

    [quote name='ahmedinhoffb10' post='33967' date='Jan 18 2009, 08:18 PM']Esterification is the general name for a chemical reaction in which two reactants (typically an alcohol and an acid) form an ester as the reaction product. Esters are common in organic chemistry and biological materials, and often have a characteristic pleasant, fruity odor. This leads to their extensive use in the fragrance and flavour industry. Esterification is a reversible reaction. Hydrolysis- literally "water splitting" involves adding water and a catalyst (commonly NaOH) to an ester to get the sodium salt of the carboxylic acid and alcohol. As a result of this reversibility, many esterification reactions are equilibrium reactions and therefore need to be driven to completion according to Le Chatelier's principle. Esterifications are among the simplest and most often performed organic transformations.[/quote] Well thank you, I could also have copied things from Wikipedia
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    Design (D) Lab

    Ok, I have to do this design lab on esterification. I was thinking of doing something along the lines of [i]How does the length of the carbon chain on the alcohol used affect the smell of the ester made during esterification[/i]. However, the measurement of "smell" is not quantitative- so I guess it's not really a good title? I'm really stuck, I would really appreciate some help - either on approving / rejecting my first title, or helping me with a new one Merci merci
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    The Outsider/The Stranger

    The Outsider is an amazing book, Camus must have been a genius. One word: existentialism.
  6. Hi I just have a few questions about my EE topic. I was thinking of doing something like "Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution". But then I read in the Extended Essay Syllabus about essays from group 2: "it is essential that the focus remains on the culture of the language concerned." The Russian Revolution is not really English culture, but the book itself is written in English and takes place in England - so do you think it is an ok topic? They also say that "Students may choose to analyse texts in a detailed literary fashion, or they may use literary texts as a means of exploring the target language or its culture and society. " I'm very confused right now, so any help is very appreciated.
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    Moving up to Maths HL

    I'd say go for it I did it, and you could always go back to SL later
  8. Thomas

    English B Extended Essay

    Our English B teacher is slightly incompetent when it comes to answering our questions, so I'll just ask here Am I allowed to do a Literary English B EE? Because we haven't read any books in English B
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    Biology design nightmare...;)

    What is a biology design? Tried googling it, but no luck
  10. So, here's my story. I started the IB in August, and as you can see in my signature, I do English B as a group 2 subject. I'm anticipating this in May 2008. And then, to my question - would I be able to do French B from May and then do the exam along with my other exams? I've learnt French for 4 years, but my level would be like 2-3 years of learning. Do you think I would manage?
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    Second chance - retake

    Just wondering: I'm anticipating English B in May 2008, and doing the rest of my exams in 2009. Would I be able to resit some of them in nov 2009 if I'm not pleased with my result then? Because I heard something about just two sessions - that if I anticipated a subject, I wouldn't be able to do retakes. Confused
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    Which IA do you hate the most?

    To everyone who thought I meant the G4 project - I meant the lab reports!
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    Which IA do you hate the most?

    Group 4s. ARGH they take so much time and energy.
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    November 2007 Exams Countdown Thread

    Good luck I'll have my fingers crossed for you

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