DDT: Properties, Uses, WHMIS

Common Names: Anofex, Cesarex, Chlorophenothane, Dedelo, p, p’-DDT, Dinocide, Didimac, Digmar, ENT 1506, Genitox, Guesapon, Guesarol, Gexarex, Gyron, Hildit, Ixodex, Kopsol, Neocid, OMS 16, Micro DDT 75, Pentachlorin, Rukseam, R50 and Zerdane. Physical Properties of DDT – Created by the reaction of trichloroethanol with chlorobenzene – Stable, Nonflammable, Combustible molecule – Able to perform substitution…

Biological Macromolecules: Carbohydrates

A biological macromolecule is defined as a large molecule made up of smaller organic molecules, known as monomers. There are four classes of biological macromolecules, one of them being carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are made of three base elements; Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen in a 1:2:1 ration. There are three different classes of carbohydrates; monosaccharides, disaccharides, and…

Polypropylene: Properties, Uses, Dangers

Physical Properties Amorphous Density: 0.85 g/cm3 [1] Crystalline Density: 0.95 g/cm3  [2] Melting Point of 320°F (160°C) Doesn’t Soak up water (good for uses around moisture) Chemical Properties Very strong against corrosion; doesn’t react with chemicals like alkaline substances, acids, etc. Low flammability Poor UV resistance Structural Formula Functional Groups Polypropylene contains a carbon backbone…

Differences and Similarities Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration

Two Types of Anaerobic Respiration Lactic Acid Fermentation Reactants: Pyruvate and NADH Products: NAD+ and lactate (lactic acid) Occurs in Muscle cells and micro-organisms Alcohol Fermentation Reactants: Pyruvate Products: Ethanol and CO2 (waste) Occurs in Yeasts and some bacteria Aerobic Respiration Anaerobic Respiration Similarities Both processes begin with the breakdown of sugar (glucose) Both processes…

Protein Purification

It is often necessary to obtain a preparation containing protein molecules of only a single type (a “pure protein”); eg. for medical use or scientific study. With such preparations, one may determine 3D structure, binding affinities, or determine the amino acid sequence.  Obtaining a pure protein is generally challenging because there are thousands of proteins…