9.7.05 - Announcements: SOL Meeting 9/8 5-6, GS 156...

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September 7, 2005 SMALL MOLECULES AND LIFE Biological Chemistry in Action Bonbardier Beetle shooting its acid Fireflies – bioluminescence Electric eeel MRIs Vitalism – The belief that living organisms posess  a non-physical inner “force” or  “Energy” that gives them life.  Hans Wohler made urea in 1828 Reductionism : The basis of biology, breaking things down in to smaller things in  order to explain them. Reducing the scale own to the molecular level Compounds of living organisms: C HOPKINS CaFe + Nacl Mg Water A polar covalently  bonded compound Hydrogen Bonds      -  Weak bonds. One molecule of water bonds to four other  water molecules by hydrogen bonds o The negative O attracts two positive Hs and the positive Hs attract the  negative Os. (See ppt) Water has the capillary effect , where it is slightly attracted to glass, causing it 
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9.7.05 - Announcements: SOL Meeting 9/8 5-6, GS 156...

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