Learning Objectives Ch1-5 Exam 1

If you place a paper towel so that it touches spilled

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Unformatted text preview: x surface above the top of the glass. • If you place a paper towel so that it touches spilled water, the towel will draw in the water. • Ice floats on water. • Humans sweat and dogs pant to cool themselves on hot days. 5. Distinguish between a solute, a solvent and a solution. 6. Distinguish between hydrophobic and hydrophilic substances. 7. Define acid, base, and pH. 8. Explain how acids and bases may directly or indirectly alter the hydrogen ion concentration of a solution. 9. Using the bicarbonate buffer system as an example, explain how buffers work. Application example: you should know how to determine whether a substance is hydrophilic or hydrophobic. Chapter Four 1. Explain how carbon’s electron configuration explains its ability to form large, complex and diverse organic molecules. 2. Describe how carbon skeletons may vary, and explain how this variation contributes to the diversity and complexity of organic molecules. 3. Describe the basic structure of a hydrocarbon and explain why these molecules are hydrophobic. 4. Distinguish among the three types of isomers: structural, geometric, and enantiomer. General Biology I Kang UHD 5. Name the major chemical groups found in organic molecules. Describe the basic structure of each chemical group and outline the chemical prop...
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2011 for the course BIOL 1301 taught by Professor Rasmus during the Fall '08 term at University of Houston - Downtown.

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