Lab 7 Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions Experiment 7: From Atoms to Molecules: Theory and Models Mindy McDuffie 1. Identify a currently used medicine containing at least 21 atoms and describe what it does and how it works. Aspirin is a commonly used medicine today for a variety of symptoms. Aspirin is often used as an anti inflammatory to ease body pain such as arthritis, headache, joint pain, toothache, and reduce fever. Taking aspirin can also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients at risk. Chemically, aspirin is a part of the family of chemicals called
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Unformatted text preview: salicylates. The chemical is converted by the body into salicylic acid which helps prevent the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are hormone like substances produced throughout the body, some of which cause inflammation. 2. Give the chemical formula. C 9 H 8 O 4 3. Draw the Lewis dot structure for this drug. Source: http://www.hopkinshospital.org/health_info/Neurological %20Diseases/Reading/aspirin.html...
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course CHEM 111 taught by Professor Ta during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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