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Unformatted text preview: reaction. 3. Relationship of Structure to Function: This chapter begins to describe the relationship of structure to function. It goes more in depth in chapter 5. The functional groups are consistent from one organic molecule to the next. For example, every carbonyl group looks and acts the same from compound to compound. Each functional group’s characteristics and function are all based off of its structure. An organic molecule can change its function by adding a functional group and thus changing its structure. 4. Science, Technology, and Society: This chapter mentions the effect of isomers in pharmaceutical products. For example, a drug created to lessen the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease sometimes leads to birth defects because of an enantiomer that is sometimes produced while making the drug. Soon doctors decided that using the drug was too risky because there was no real way to monitor when the enantiomer verses the normal molecule was produced....
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2009 for the course SI 0126 taught by Professor Gourney during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.
- Spring '09