Answer Key Problem Set #1
ANSWERS: It is strongly encouraged that you will exhaust all attempts to solve these problems before looking at
the correct answers.
1a) Hexadecane lacks a hydrophilic group and is therefore insoluble in an aqueous milieu.
PROBLEM SET #1
The first problems (1-33) are from various sources and may be used to review the material. Since they
tend to follow the order of the syllabus, it is easier to know which problems you should be able to answer by a
LAB SAFETY INFORMATION
Read through the information below before arriving at your first laboratory session.
General Safety Considerations
A biology lab can be a dangerous place to work. There is new equipment, potentially hazardous chemicals, biological
Mitosis & Meiosis
MITOSIS AND MEIOSIS
1. To learn about the process of mitosis.
2. To learn about the process of meiosis.
3. To learn how to prepare slides of onion root tips and meiocytes from lily anthers for
PHOTOSYNTHESIS: THE LIGHT REACTIONS
To become familiar with the light reactions of photosynthesis the sequence of
events, the physical mechanisms, and the derived products and by-products.
To learn how
1. To learn experimental and analytical techniques employed in the genetic analysis of
2. To understand the principles behind meiotic mapping and carry out a mapping
experiment in yeast.
Competitive Inhibition of Succinic Dehydrogense and the Effect of Enzyme
Concentration and pH on Pancreatic -Amylase Activity
1. To become familiar with aspects of enzyme action in general, as exemplified by
I am your TA. Im here to see you through the lab as well as guide you through the
Before we go on: safety quiz (do this BEFORE the safety discussion its supposed to
test whether or not they did th
APPENDIX B: HOW TO PRESENT RESULTS
Results should be presented in an objective manner. Most data can be presented in graphs, tables, etc., but
results must also be described briefly in prose. Throughout the term, you will be asked to describe the
APPENDIX A: USE OF DIGITAL MICROPIPETTORS
Please take care of these devices because they are expensive, delicate and crucial to the success
of your experiments. Misuse may cause breakage or loss of accuracy. WARNING! Do not