Interion and Intermolecular Forces Ion-Ion interactions are the strongest interactions Example of an ion-ion interaction? Lets look at the various interactions given in the table Ion-Dipole Interactions
Best example: Hydrated Ions The polar character of the water molecule allows it to interact with cations or anions z = ion charge We can describe the interaction energy: = Electric dipole moment r = distance
Dipole-Dipole interactions Lets look at the interactions between polar molecules The Dipole-Dipole interactions force some order in the solution Dipole-Dipole interactions
Dipole-Dipole interaction energy: 1: Dipole moment of molecule 1 2: Dipole moment of Molecule 2 The fact that the distance is cubed means that the energy falls of much more rapidly than ionion interactions as the interacting species are separated
Which molecule has the higher boiling point: p-dichlorobenzene and o-dichlorobenzene Dipole moment for the molecules? Which molecule has the higher boiling point: cis-dichloroethene or trans-dichloroethene?
Hydrogen Bonding A special type of dipole-dipole interaction Hydrogen bonding only occurs between: N-H O-H and Lone pair e- on N, O, F
F-H Hydrogen Bonding Hydrogen bonds are one of the most important interactions in biological systems Hydrogen Bonds: Hold proteins together
Allow DNA base pairs to match up Allow structural polymers to interact Hydrogen bonds are the strongest type of non-ionic intermolecular force
Dipole - Induced Dipole The presence of a molecule with a strong dipole moment can induce or create a dipole in a non-polar molecule This depends on the strength of the dipole and the polarizability of the nonpolar molecule 1: Dipole moment of molecule 1
2: Polarizability of molecule 2 London Forces London Forces are attractive forces between non-polar molecules (all molecules have them, but they are much weaker than other types) These are 1 of the two weakest
intermolecular forces How do these interactions arise? London Forces The electron clouds are constantly shifting and sometimes the molecule gets a small dipole moment Neighboring nonpolar molecules will have their electron clouds distorted and will form
a dipole of opposite orientation Then the process starts over (Dipole disappears and reforms) (1x10-16 sec to form and disappear) London Forces 1: Polarizability of molecule 1
2: Polarizability of molecule 2 r6 !!!! Very short range effects!! What determines Polarizability? Large atomic radii
Low Zeff High Polarizability = Large London Interactions Lets look at London Forces and Polarizability with respect to physical properties As we go down a group, the atomic radius increases and the melting and Boiling points increase (takes More energy)
London Forces and Molecular Shape Because the London Force energy drops off VERY sharply as a function of distance, molecular shape is a major contributor to London Force energy Which has the higher boiling point? Thinking about Biology Chemically
All living organisms use energy Energy comes from chemical reactions The energy stored in chemical bonds is harnessed by proteins to catalyze
other reactions Functional Groups of Biologically Active Molecules All the chemistry of life is performed using these chemical
entities Well go over these in MUCH greater detail in the next lecture ATP: The Energy Currency of the Cell Formation of Biomolecules
How did the vast array of biologically active molecules come to be? Initially, it is thought that only NH3, H2S, CO, CO2, CH4, N2, H2 and H2O were present on the early Earth However, the planet was volcanically active (heat and pressure) and there was significant electrical activity in the atmosphere
The Miller-Urey Experiment Formaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide are usually formed, BUT, after prolonged reaction, so are AMINO ACIDS The experiment can be taken a step further and be performed with simple
amino acids as starting material. Protein like molecules are formed Biological Polymers and Directionality Biological Polymers have a specific direction to them based upon their
sequence Proteins: Amino terminus to Carboxy terminus Nucleic Acids: From 5 to 3 Carbohydrates: From nonreducing terminus to reducing terminus
Types of Cells The different biologically active molecules and polymers arrange themselvs to form cells The formation of a lipid bilayer is instrumental in this! We can distinguish between types of cells based upon the presence of organelles, especially the nucleus Prokaryotic do not have a nucleus or other organelles but Eukaryotic cells do Organelles are specialized compartments that allow unique
reactions to occur within them Types of Cells Types of Cells Section 1.9: Biochemical Energetics All cells need energy to catalyze the reactions of life
ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) is the energy currency of the cell The gamma phosphate is hydrolyzed off This is an example of a high-energy bond Thermodynamics Lets review some topics we covered in CHEM105: Spontaneous Reaction: A reaction that occurs without outside intervention
May be very fast or slow Free Energy: G, is a measure of the capacity of a system to do thermodynamic work Only G can be measured Enthalpy: H, is a measure of the heat stored in a chemical bond Entropy: S, is a measure of the disorder of a system G = H - TS
Think About It If all systems in the universe tend towards disorder, how can cells exist in the first place? Biochemical Thermodynamics 1. The Free Energy of a system decreases in a spontaneous reaction G < 0
This is also called an Exergonic reaction 2. A system at equilibrium has no Free Energy Change at All G=0 3. In a nonspontaneous reaction, energy must be input into the system G>0 This is also called an Endergonic reaction Acids, bases and pH
We talked about strong acids and bases last lecture in our discussion of Electrolytes A strong acid completely dissociates in solution HA --> H+ + ApH = -log [H+] or pH = -log [H3O+] For a strong acid, the pH will equal the -log[H+] Remember: Some acids are polyprotic (H2SO4, H3PO4) Acids, Bases and pH
For strong bases, we need to remember that ph and pOH are related: pH + pOH = 14 Take the negative log of the [OH-] and subtract it from 14 to determine the pH Acids, Bases and pH Weak acids (and bases) pose a new problem: The fact that they do not
completely dissociate in solution They exist in an equilibrium between the acid and conjugate base HA (aq) + H2O (l) --> H3O+ (aq) + A- (aq) Common Biochemical Acids Henderson-Hasselbach Equation
Enzymes have very specific pH ranges in which they will function Henderson-Hasselbach Equation Titration Curves When we mix an acid and a base together in small increments and then measure the pH, we can make a Titration Curve
HA (aq) + OH- (aq) H2O (l) + A- (aq) The equivalence or endpoint (EP) is the point in the titration at which all of the acid molecules have reacted with base Halfway to the EP: [HA]=[A-] The pH at this point is the pKa. Why? At the EP: [A-] = Initial [HA]
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