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Antioxidants

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:53 pm
by Isabel Day 1D
How do antioxidants react with radicals? What does this look like on a chemical level?

Re: Antioxidants

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:05 pm
by AVerma_F19
Antioxidants are able to give a single e- to a free radical without becoming destabilized themselves.

Re: Antioxidants

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:10 pm
by philipraj_1F
Antioxidants give an electron to radicals which keeps them from being harmful in the body

Re: Antioxidants

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:03 pm
by Eesha Sohail 1D
I don't exactly understand radicals; how do they form, and why? I was under the impression atoms usually have electrons in pairs. I do understand why they're so reactive comparatively, and why that would be harmful.

Re: Antioxidants

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:05 pm
by 005321227
Antioxidants give an e- to a radical to stabilize it. Foods like dark berries contain a lot of these and are critical in a balanced diet to stabilize free radicals in the body.

Re: Antioxidants

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:07 pm
by Adelpha Chan 1B
Isabel Day 1D wrote:How do antioxidants react with radicals? What does this look like on a chemical level?

antioxidants stabilize radicals by giving up a free electron. By stabilizing the radical, it is no longer able to attack the body and cause damage.

Re: Antioxidants

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:35 pm
by Rita Chen 1B
What happens to the antioxidants afterward?

Re: Antioxidants

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:46 am
by PriscillaLi_3G
What is the significance of antioxidants?

Re: Antioxidants

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:07 pm
by Robert Tran 1B
Radicals are highly reactive because they have one unpaired electron. Antioxidants prevent them from reacting by donating an electron to make an electron pair.

Re: Antioxidants

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:23 pm
by BeylemZ-1B
Rita Chen 1C wrote:What happens to the antioxidants afterward?

Afterwards, the antioxidants are simply excreted from the body! typically in the form of urination