Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Do you need to review any chemistry? Try out these jokes.
Two atoms bump into each other. One says, "I think I lost an electron!" The other asks, "Are you sure?" to which the first replies, "I'm positive."
A neutron walks into a bar; he asks the bartender, "How much for a beer?" The bartender looks at him and says, "For you, no charge."
"Remember, if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate!"Q: What do chemists call a benzene ring with iron atoms replacing the carbon atoms?
A: A ferrous wheel:
Fe - Fe / \ Fe Fe \ / Fe - Fe
Whether or not you appreciate the jokes, if you don't understand them, start reviewing!
(The last two are from http://jupiterscientific.org/sciinfo/jokes/chemistryjokes.html)
And for the really advanced student:
Heisenberg is out for a drive when he's stopped by a traffic cop.
The cop says, "Do you know how fast you were going?"
Heisenberg says "No, but I know where I am."
Biochemistry is a subject that requires a strong background in biology and at least some knowledge of basic chemistry.
If you are considering enrolling in BIOL-140, I recommend that you review information on basic structure and function of the eukaryotic cell. You can find that information in many Anatomy and Physiology texts, or in a General Biology text.
You may find some of the resources I have linked helpful for review. Please go to the Review as Preview page (button is above).
Textbook currently being used:
Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry, Seager and Slabaugh. (text changed for fall 09 semester)
Check out this online glossary of chemical terms!
It is on your syllabus, it is highly recommended, yet so few follow through: buy some colored pencils for this class! It will make your life much easier when we are graphing enzyme kinetics.
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