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I am excited for the semester break, but I am more excited for next semester. Are you ready for next semester chemistry? How well did you do last semester?
I am pleased to say -and I was very hesitant being that one of the students approached me with 5 days until their exam- that both of my students passed with flying colors last semester.
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These journals, Understanding Biodiversity, Profiles in Science (early 2016), and Current Trends in the Biomedical Sciences (late 2016) are opportunities for students to become published.
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Fatty Acid Metabolism
Explain how fatty acids are activated for degradation.
Fatty acid activation occurs in the _______. Beta oxidation occurs in the ____________. Explain the transport system that shuttles fatty acids between these two cellular locations.
Draw a diagram that summarizes beta oxidation.
List the substrates and products of beta oxidation.
Describe the structure of glycogen.
Where is glycogen found in the body? Does it provide different physiological functions in each place?
Describe the reactions catalyzed by each of the following enzymes during glycogen catabolism:
What are the energy requirements...
So my experiment with the waiting list was a mixed success. I had some students remain interested when I contacted them as availability popped up later in the semester, but it was about 20% of the people. It was still a useful way to remain visible to students so I'm going to continue it.
I have room this Fall for another student or...
I received my BS in Physical Chemistry from Chongqing University, China and my Ph.D in Biochemistry from Miami University, USA. I have extensive teaching experience in college-level General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Plant Biology as I served as a Teaching Assistant in Miami University for 4 years. I know their backgrounds and ways to improve their grades. Right now I am tutoring...
This is a general overview of heme structure and binding, and its function within hemoglobin. I touch on the structure of...
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Stereoisomers for Chemistry
First look at the images below so that you connect the definitions of the different categories of
stereoisomers with the following discussion:
Isomer: two compounds with the same chemical formula
Constitutional isomers: structural isomers (where one connection is located differently...
Picture it: You're sitting in class and you keep hearing some stuff about phopsphodiester bonds... um... what? You know it forms links in the DNA deoxyribose backbone but... wait, what? If you have not had much chemistry start reading here; if you've taken organic chem feel free to skip ahead. Let's take it from the top.
You always hear that all life is organic... Wait, Like Organic...
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Being a student myself and having helped out my sixteen year old sister with her Chemistry classes in high school, I understand the challenges you face while learning Chemistry.
In my experience, I found that generally learning challenges can be categorized into...
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The equation below is used for Covalent Bonds, Molecular geometry, electron geometry, and structural formulas to figure the number of bonds in a molecule.
N-A = S equation to figure the number of bonds in a molecule
N = needed: the sum of the number of valence electrons needed by each atom (2 for hydrogen, 8 for all other atoms)
A = available: the sum of the number of valence electrons...
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I’m not good at this! I don’t like it! Why do I have to do this?
Were these questions my students were asking the other day? No, these were things I was saying at the gym yesterday. I hate to exercise. I’m definitely not good at it. I’m definitely not very highly motivated. Yet, I go there 4 times a week, because I know it is good for me, and I don’t like how I feel when I don’t go.
SOH CAH TOA
When working with Right Triangles in any Math and Science subject, especially Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Chemistry, and Physics, many problems can be solved by remembering this Memory Jogger:
Indian Chief SOH CAH TOA (sounds like soow caah towaah)
Angle = A
Sine A = Opposite/Hypotenuse
Cosine A = Adjacent/Hypotenuse
Tangent A = Opposite/Adjacent
I'm new to this site and can't wait to help you. Got questions? I got answers! Whether you need some simple study skills and techniques or if you have very specific problems in a subject, I can help. Let me show you how all these subjects work together and are not isolated disciplines that you're never going to use. I'll show you the relevance of each subject and how they're all integrated. Learning...
(1) To help understand and remember taxonomy (how organisms are organized), create Excel spreadsheets with the different taxonomic groups and characteristics that distinguish them from one another.
(2) For dichotomous keys, first ask a question that separates bacteria out into two large groups, then ask questions that separate bacteria into smaller and smaller groups.
(3) Know the differences...