Lecture #1 - Lawndale High School

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Transcript Lecture #1 - Lawndale High School

AP Bio #1
Chapter 1:
Themes in the Study of Life
Chapter 2:
Chemical Context of Life
Chapter 3:
Water and the Fitness of
the Environment
Chapter 4:
Unifying Themes in Biology
 Evolution~ biology’s core theme;
differential reproductive success
 Emergent Properties~ hierarchy of life
 The Cell~ all organism’s basic structure
 Heritable Information~ DNA
 Structure & Function~ form and function
 Environmental Interaction~ organisms are
open systems
 Regulation~ feedback mechanisms
 Unity & Diversity~ universal genetic code
 Scientific Inquiry~ observation; testing;
 Science, Technology & Society~ functions
of our world
Chemical Context of Life
 Matter (space & mass)
 Element; compound
 The atom
 Atomic number (# of
protons); mass number
(protons + neutrons)
 Isotopes (different # of
neutrons); radioactive
isotopes (nuclear decay)
 Energy (ability to do work);
energy levels (electron
states of potential energy)
Chemical Bonding
Double covalent
Nonpolar covalent
Polar covalent
van der Waals
Covalent Bonding
 Sharing pair of valence
 Number of electrons
required to complete an
atom’s valence shell
determines how many
bonds will form
 Ex: Hydrogen & oxygen
bonding in water;
Polar/nonpolar covalent bonds
attraction for electrons
Nonpolar covalent
•electrons shared equally
•Ex: diatomic H and O
Polar covalent
•one atom more
electronegative than
the other (charged)
•Ex: water
Polar/nonpolar bonds
Ionic bonding
 High electronegativity
difference strips
valence electrons away
from another atom
 Electron transfer
creates ions (charged
 Cation (positive ion);
anion (negative ion)
 Ex: Salts (sodium
Hydrogen bonds
Hydrogen atom
covalently bonded to
one electronegative
atom is also attracted
to another
electronegative atom
(oxygen or nitrogen)
van der Waals interactions
Weak interactions between molecules or
parts of molecules that are brought about
by localized change fluctuations
Due to the fact that electrons are
constantly in motion and at any given
instant, ever-changing “hot spots” of
negative or positive charge may develop
 Polar~ opposite ends, opposite charges
 Cohesion~ H+ bonds holding molecules
 Adhesion~ H+ bonds holding molecules to
another substance
 Surface tension~ measurement of the
difficulty to break or stretch the surface of a
 Specific heat~ amount of heat absorbed or
lost to change temperature by 1oC
 Heat of vaporization~ quantity of heat
required to convert 1g from liquid to gas
 Density……….
Less dense as solid
than liquid
Due to hydrogen
Crystalline lattice
keeps molecules at a
Acid/Base & pH
 Dissociation of water into a
hydrogen ion and a hydroxide
 Acid: increases the hydrogen
concentration of a solution
 Base: reduces the hydrogen
ion concentration of a solution
 pH: “power of hydrogen”
 Buffers: substances that
minimize H+ and OHconcentrations (accepts or
donates H+ ions)
Organic chemistry
• Biological thought:
• Vitalism (life force outside physical &
chemical laws) Berzelius
• Mechanism (all natural phenomena
are governed by physical & chemical
laws) Miller
• Carbon
shape determines function
• Only carbon & hydrogen
(petroleum; lipid ‘tails’)
• Covalent bonding; nonpolar
• High energy storage
• Isomers (same molecular formula,
but different structure & properties)
• structural~differing covalent
bonding arrangement
• geometric~differing spatial
• enantiomers~mirror images
pharmacological industry
Functional Groups, I
• Attachments that
replace one or more of
the hydrogens bonded
to the carbon skeleton
of the hydrocarbon
• Each has a unique
property from one
organic to another
• Hydroxyl Group
H bonded to O;
polar (oxygen);
solubility in water
• Carbonyl Group C
double bond to O;
At end of H C : aldehyde
Otherwise: ketone
Functional Groups, II
• Carboxyl Group
O double bonded to C to hydroxyl;
carboxylic acids;
covalent bond between
O and H;
polar; dissociation, H ion
• Sulfhydral Group
sulfur bonded to H;
• Phosphate Group
• Amino Group
N to 2 H atoms;
acts as a base (+1)
phosphate ion;
covalently attached by 1
of its
O to the C