Aim: - Why are weak bonds important?
VIII. Biologically Important Weak Bonds
Covalent bonds- require 50-110 kcal of energy to break
A. Why does life rely on weak bonds? Life requires change & all change begins at the
molecular level. Weak bonds allow for
Aim: - What bonding types are there?
V. Chemical Bonds
What causes bonding? Atoms tendency to fill their outer shells.
A. Ionic Bonds: the more electronegative atom strips electrons from its partner
1. Na loses an electron to become an electron donor (cat
Aim: - Water and its Properties
C. Role of Water in Regulating Environmental Temperatures
Most important to fitness of the environment. What is temperature a measure of?
1. Water has a high specific heat. The amount of heat energy (gained or lost) to
Aim: Intro to Chemistry in Biology
Chapters 2-3: Atoms, Molecules, and Chemical Bonds
- What is life?
Life is a series of chemical reactions.
- What is reductionism?
Studying something at lowest level of organization.
- What is the hierarchy of organizati
Aim: - Carbon= Building Blocks of Life
Do Now: Explain waters emergent properties. How do they contribute to Earths
sustainability of life?
1. Cohesive behavior, which is the linking together of like molecules, often by hydrogen
2. The ability to m