Discuss the importance of chemistry in our society.
Glucose is a major source of energy for the body, and the glycolysis pathway involves the degradation of glucose into pyruvate so that it may enter the citric acid cycle. Understanding glycolysis helps us recognize its importance in metabolic pathways.
MO 1: Complete a comprehensive exam on semester material.
MO 2: Review all course calculations and their topics.
Course level objectives covered in this module
CO 1: Discuss the importance of chemistry in our society.
CO 10: Identity, classify, organize, analyze and draw structures of organic molecules.
CO 12: Predict the physical properties of organic chemicals based on their structures.
CO 13: Analyze the influence of structure and physical properties of organic molecules on their biological properties.
Step 1: Part of green chemistry focuses on atom economy, which is a measure of atoms found in the desired product from the given reactants. For example, if there were a total of eight atoms found in the reactant molecules, and the resultant desired product of that reaction contained seven of those atoms (one being lost as a by-product), then this reaction would be classified as having good atom economy. In other words, there was little “waste” of atoms found in the product. Given this information, how efficient is the atom economy found between Steps 4 and 5 in glycolysis?
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