Important Metals for Biology  [ENDORSED]

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Joseph Pinto 3A
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Important Metals for Biology

Postby Joseph Pinto 3A » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:32 pm

Are there more notable metals that work in the human body in coordination compounds that we should be familiar with or are the 4 functions and corresponding metals in our reader all that we must know?

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Re: Important Metals for Biology

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:18 pm

Everything discussed in my class, in the course reader, in the textbook readings and homework should be known.

Rachel Lipman
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Re: Important Metals for Biology

Postby Rachel Lipman » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:57 pm

The main ones to note, however, are Iron, Chromium, Cobalt, and Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn.

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Re: Important Metals for Biology

Postby Tara_White_3L » Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:33 pm

What makes a metal a complex metal? Which are the notable ones we should know about?

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Re: Important Metals for Biology  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:15 pm

Tara_White_1L wrote:What makes a metal a complex metal? Which are the notable ones we should know about?


Anything bound to a transition metal cation results in the formation of a metal complex.
See examples I covered in class, in my lecture notes, and in the homework.


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