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					Organic Chemistry Research Paper
Each Topic Group     Identify relevant similarities and differences in terms of
                      Functional groups
                      Biological function
                      Source
                      Risks

For Each Substance    Complete 2-D structural diagram with labels

                        IUPAC and traditional names
                        Identify all functional groups
                        Identify source – how it is produced
                        Explain the biological function
                        Identify and explain any health risks and / or benefits of the chemical


Topics
A. Analgesics         Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, natural painkillers
B. Fats & Cholesterol  good fats & bad fats:       saturated, unsaturated, polyunsaturated fats
                                                    essential fats, omega-3 & -6 fatty acids, HDL & LDL
C. Food Additives     BHT, MSG, EDTA, aspartame, etc.
D. Hormones           Steroids – natural steroids, anabolic steroids, cortical steroids
E. Local Anaesthetics  cocaine, procaine, lidocaine
F. Metabolic hormones  adrenaline, thyroxine, insulin
G. Nucleic Acids
H. Pesticides & Herbicides
I. Polysaccharides    amylase, starch, cellulose, chitin, glycogen
J. Proteins           globular proteins – haemoglobin, etc
K. Psychoactives      Nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines, natural excitory psychoactive chemicals
L. Psychoactives      Valium, Temzepan, cannabis, alcohol, natural inhibitory psychoactives
M. Sex hormones       estrogen, progesterone, testosterone & contraceptives
N. structural proteins  actin, myosin
O. Sweeteners         natural sugars (mono- / disaccarides), artificial sweeteners
P. Vitamins           water soluble and fat soluble vitamins
Students may work individually or in pairs. ** Be sure to paraphrase  write in your own words.
Resources MUST be included
Font: 10 to 12 point, Times New Roman or Ariel font type

				
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