Biology 180 Chapter 4

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  1. Organic Chemistry Basics
    • Organic molecules- molecules that contain carbon and hydrogen

    • – If just Hydrogen and Carbon=hydrocarbon
    •      • Energy-rich bonds (fuel)
    •      • Non-polar (electrons evenly distribute)

    – May also be bound most commonly to oxygen,nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur
  2. Hydrocarbons
    • • Carbons can form 4 covalent bonds
    •       – Carbon-carbon bonds store a lot of energy
    • • Major component of
    •       – Fossil fuel
    •       – Body fat
    • • Shape can be linear, branched, single or double bonds, or rings
    • • Completely non-polar
    •       – Hydrophobic
  3. Variations in carbon skeletons
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  4. Isomers of organic molecules
    • Same number of each atom but different arrangements of those atoms

    • Three kinds

    – 1. Structural- differ in covalent arrangement of atoms

    – 2. Cis-trans- same covalent relationship butdiffers in arrangement on a double bond

    – 3. Enantiomers- differ in spatial arrangement around an asymmetric carbon

    • L (levo) vs. D (dextro)
  5. Structural isomers
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  6. Geometric isomers
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  7. Enantiomers
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    Differ in spatial arrangement around an asymmetric carbon,resulting in molecules that are mirror images,like left and right hands.
  8. Functional groups
    – Components of an an organic molecule that are reactive

    – Attachments that replace the hydrogen on the hydrocarbon skeleton

    – Examples you should be able to draw and/or recognize

    • Hydroxyl, Carbonyl (including ketones andaldehydes), Carboxyl, Amino, Sulfydryl, Phosphate
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    if alone, it will make the organic molecule an alcohol

    polar, make an organic compound hydrophilic (water soluble)
  10. Ketone

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    • -contains a carboxyl group C=O
    • -found within a hydrocarbon skeleton
    • -polar, make a compound hydrophilic
  11. Aldehyde
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    • -contains a carboxyl group
    • -found at the end of a hydrocarbon chain
    • -polar, hydrophilic
  12. Carboxyl

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    • Non-ionic has an OH
    • Ionic does not have OH

    • -Acidic
    • -Ionize reversibly
    • -Ionic, hydrophilic
  13. Amino

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    • -Basic
    • -Ionize reversibly
    • -ionic, hydrophilic
  14. Sulfhydryl

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    • -makes thiols
    • -two sulfhydryls can form a covalent bond with each other=disulfide bone
    • -polar, hydrophilic (important in protein structure)
  15. Phosphate

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    • -acidic
    • -ionize resersilby
    • -ionic, hydrophilic
    • (a component in DNa and ATP)
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Biology 180 Chapter 4
2013-02-16 08:07:05

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