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Chapter 2 Blog:  The Chemical Basis of Life I (Patrick)

Page history last edited by Patrick Racine 13 years, 7 months ago

 

 

9/3/10

Hey guys! Friday's class was pretty.  I've never participated in a txt poll before, so I was pretty souped to do one in class.  In class, we learned about the 3 different types of chemical bonds: ionic, covalent, and hydrogen and the difference between polar and nonpolar covalent bonds.  We then discussed isotopes and radioisotopes and their use in the medical field.  Thanks to the chem lab, most of what we learned in class was a review for me, even though you did kinda lose me when we were talking about polar covalent bonds and radioisotopes, so if anybody could help me out that would just be lovely.  Anyway, that's pretty much all I have to say so I'll see you guys in chapter 3. DEUCES!

 

Helpful Vids, Links, and Other Stuff

 

http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf55.html

 

This article talks about a branch of medicine that I didn't even know existed: nuclear medicine.  Radioisotopes can be used to detect the presence of cancer in a patient or even destroy specific cells.  It's a pretty interesting article and kind of expands on what Dr. Weber was talking about in class.

 

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This video is pretty long, but it's definitely worth taking a look at.  It discusses how different electron orbitals are filled and how different elements react with one another.

 

 

 

 

Comments (3)

Derek Weber said

at 1:59 am on Sep 9, 2010

9/3: Updated. Check out the virtual lecture on hydrogen bonding. I discuss polar covalent bonds in some detail. Thanks for letting me know.

Derek Weber said

at 2:10 am on Sep 11, 2010

9/8: Not updated.

Derek Weber said

at 4:32 am on Sep 16, 2010

9/15: Incomplete. Lacking one other useful item and a journal article.

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