UCSD Atom Compound Chemical Reaction and Properties of Water Question
I’m working on a biology multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
- this is the book
- Textbook: Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections. Reece, Taylor, et al, 9th Ed
- 1. Draw, label, and caption a diagram of a carbon atom. How many covalent bonds can it form?
- 2. Draw an electron distribution diagram for water. Show that water is polar. Label the following items in your drawing:
- Molecular formula
- Correct number of protons for each atom
- Correct number of neutrons for each atom
- Nucleus of each atom
- Correct number and distribution of electrons for each atom (don’t forget to use accurate electron shells and orbitals).
- Electrons involved in covalent bonding
- A minus sign (-) indicating the negatively charged area of the molecule
- A plus sign (+) indicating the positively charged area of the molecule
- 3. Write out the chemical reactions for photosynthesis and cellular respiration. The net equation for these chemical reactions can be found in your textbook.
- 4. Draw, label, and caption an atom other than carbon that can form four covalent bonds. Why can it form these four bonds?
- 5. When you put a pot of water on then stove, it takes awhile for the water to get hot. Why doesn’t the water get hot immediately after heat is applied? Without looking at the lecture slides, what does this have to do with the climate in regions that are close to the ocean?