Biological Importance

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Biological Importance

Postby inlovewithchemistry » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:14 pm

What is the biological importance of hybridization? When and where is it most likely to occur?

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Re: Biological Importance

Postby Kobe_Wright » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:49 pm

Hybridization allows for certain Transition metal Cations to form a complex with an electron rich molecule, this can form coordination compounds which have many important biological significances such as how Iron forms a Heme complex by bonding with a Porphyrin Ligand, then when you bind a heme complex with a protein you have now constructed hemoglobin. This structure has many instances of hybridization bonding involved that lead to its overall function.

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