## Search found 6 matches

Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: *Ethers
Topic: Ether as a substituent
Replies: 2
Views: 806

### Ether as a substituent

I know that other functional groups get priority in numbering over ether but how does an ether compare to a simple substituent, and when should it not be included in the parent chain?
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: *Cycloalkenes
Topic: Location of the double bond
Replies: 1
Views: 279

### Location of the double bond

For question 23 of the chapter one questions from the O Chem book it says to draw all constitutional and geometric isomers. I am wondering if there are a max number of each that correspond to the number of carbons within a molecule or if you just have to keep drawing until the isomers repeat.
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: *Organic Reaction Mechanisms in General
Topic: Hot Spots: Pg 87 of course reader
Replies: 1
Views: 302

### Hot Spots: Pg 87 of course reader

I understand that there is a hot spot between the O in the O-H of Cholesterol and the bonding C because the OH is functionally different than the rest of the compound but what makes some C-C bonds hot spots and others not?
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Third Law of Thermodynamics (For a Unique Ground State (W=1): S -> 0 as T -> 0) and Calculations Using Boltzmann Equation for Entropy
Topic: Entropy based on vibration and particles
Replies: 1
Views: 411

### Entropy based on vibration and particles

In the 2011 practice midterm question 2b says that an equal change in temperature will lead to a greater delta S for a monatomic than a diatomic. Why? And is vibration possible for a monatomic gas?
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Work, Gibbs Free Energy, Cell (Redox) Potentials
Topic: Finding n
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

### Re: Finding n

n is the moles of e- transferred in the overall reaction. Which is equivalent to the overall charges of the reactants and the products in the balanced equation. The example that helps is on Pg. 52 of the course reader. Hopes this helps.
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Gibbs Free Energy in Biology
Replies: 1
Views: 335

### Gibbs Free Energy in Biology

How do "nearly all biochemical reactions occur at constant temperature and pressure"? I understand that this causes Gibbs free energy to decrease and therefore leads to an instantaneous reaction but I'm wondering what inside the body occurs that leads to these constants.