You’ve been doing a great job applying the concepts we’ve been covering to the examples we discuss during class. Time to take it to the next level by applying concepts we’ve covered to the world around you. Please follow the directions below to work on this assignment. Continue reading
Now that we’ve looked at the skeletal structures and characteristics of organic molecules and also gotten acquainted with macromolecules, it’s time to put them together in this example. Continue reading
- Of the molecules we’ve seen in chapter 3, what kind of molecule is an “omega-3”? The structure of an “omega-3” is shown below, in case that’s helpful.
- Is the “omega-3” contents of the capsule shown solid or liquid at room temperature? Why?
- Is an “omega-3” soluble in water?
- Where in the body is it found after some after ingestion? Why does that make sense based on what you know about the kind of molecule it is?
To prepare for class on October 2nd, listen to the following news story, and try to picture what’s being described and connect it the description of protein structure in chapter 3 of Biology.
“If They Want To Make Anything, Proteins Must Know How To Fold” from All Things Considered
Then watch the video below for a visual explanation of protein structure.
In the Climate Wisconsin video below, what connections to topics mentioned in chapter 3 of Biology can you spot?
What connections to chemistry & biological macromolecule topics can you spot in this video?