CHONPS (basic o-chem intro)

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CHONPS (basic o-chem intro)

  1. 1. Chemistry of Life! A quick (very quick) introduction!
  2. 2. Carbon! It’s special!  Because of it’s very special ability to combine in many ways with itself and other elements it has a central role in the chemistry of living organisms!
  3. 3. Forms of pure Carbon  Diamond (Crystalline form)  Graphite (Many flat layers; easily slide)  Fullerenes (Sphere shaped)  Nanotubes (long, hollow cylinder)
  4. 4. Organic Compounds  Organic compounds are compounds that contain carbon.  Originally, scientists believed that organic compounds only had to do with living organisms. That is no longer believed to be true.  Many organic compounds have similar properties in terms of melting points, boiling points, odor, electrical conductivity and solubility.
  5. 5. Polymers!  A long repeating chain of molecules is called a Polymer.  Organic compounds can be linked together to build polymers with thousands or even millions of atoms in one strand.  Polymers form when chemical bonds link large numbers of monomers (smaller molecules) in a repeating pattern.
  6. 6. More Polymers!  Synthetic Polymers:     Plastics Glue Chewing Gum Synthetic fabric  Natural forms of Polymers:     Amino Acids Proteins DNA!!! Silk!
  7. 7. CHONPS!  Living organisms are made of molecules consisting largely of:  Carbon  Hydrogen  Oxygen  Nitrogen  Phosphorus  Sulfur

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