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Biology 2000 week of 2-1

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Biology 2000 week of 2-1 200001

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Chapter 3: Protein Domains and Folding Chapter 4: Nucleic Acids and RNA in the World, Direction of DNA Chapter 5: Introduction to Carbohydrates
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Danielle Taghian
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Date Created: 02/05/16
Chapter 11: Calculations with Unit Cells 2/1/16 Polymorphic – substance can exist in more than one structure X­ray Diffraction crystallography: determine the structure; finds where each atom sits in 3D ­ Crystals are highly ordered Constructive Interference: brighter, larger amplitude Destructive Interference: dimmer; smaller amplitude *If the difference in distance travelled by wavelength is an integer, then the waves are  constructive so the light will be lighter Bragg’s Law:   nλ=2dsinθ             2a n = integer (n = 1: first order diffraction; n = 2: second order diffraction, etc.) λ  = wavelength (m)  d = distance of separation between layers (m) θ  = angle of incidence  Chapter 12: Introduction to Solutions  2/3/16 Alloy: dissolving two metals Solution: homogeneous mixture (atoms, molecules, ions, solids, liquids, gas) ­ Completely miscible liquids can be completely dissolved ­ Solute: solid or gas dissolved; whichever is the smaller amount ­ Solvent: liquid is dissolved *unreactive gases are completely miscible to each other Solubility: how much of a compound dissolves in a certain amount of solvent ­ Like dissolves like (polar and polar / non­polar and non­polar) ­ Group 1A, ammonium ions, and salts are soluble in water Unsaturated: more solute can be added and it will still dissolve Saturated: greater than or equal to the amount at which the solute will stop dissolving or  it has completely dissolved Supersaturated: not in equilibrium; very unstable *things have a natural tendency towards disorder or entropy which leads to mixing ­ Want the state of lowest energy o If solute/solvent forces are greater than the solute then there is no mixing o If solute/solvent forces are equal to the solute: solvent then there is mixing Molecular Solutions ­ Gases: entropy predominates (is stronger) so there is mixing ­ Non polar liquids: entropy is stronger so there is mixing ­ Polar and non polar: entropy is weak because it takes too much energy to dissolve so  there is no mixing *longer hydro­carbon chain becomes less polar and less likely to be miscible in water Solubility depends on: ­ Ion­dipole force favors dissociation: bringing ions into solution ­ Interactions of ions (lattice energy): favors order + Δ H  is endothermic ­ Needs/absorbs heat ­ Cold  Δ H ­  is exothermic ­ Releases heat ­ Hot Dissolving a Solid 1. Break the crystal lattice – opposite of the lattice energy ­ + Δ H 2. Break the hydrogen bonds (separate water) ­ + Δ H 3. Mixing – ion dipole forces ­ ­ Δ H Chapter 12: Heat of Dissolution Concentration Terms  2/5/16 ΔH solution)=Δ H (solute+Δ H (solvent)+Δ H(mixing) ΔH solution)=Δ H (solute+Δ H(h ydration) *most ionic solids get more soluble the higher the temperature *most gases become less soluble as temperature increases *change in pressure has no effect on solubility of liquids or solids (because they are  incompressible) in water but has a HUGE effect on gas Henry’s Law: S(gas) =K(h)P(gas) ­ Solubility will change according to the temperature Coligative Property: only depends on quantity not quality; number of moles of whatever is added not what is actually added


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