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August 2016

Functional Groups

The classes are somewhat out of sync, with 5/x ahead in the lab portion and 1/7 getting a little ahead in the lecture/discussion. Here is a link to the Functional Groups PDF.
I'd like all of you to take a look at it. 5/x, this is pretty new. You can find basically the same information on Page 64 of the book. For background, you can read the section starting on page 63, section 4.3, setting up the topic.


Here is a link to a screencast covering Bonding Basics.
There is a “table of contents” icon (just 4 horizontal lines at the lower right as you mouse over it). If you click on it, it will list several topics. You can skip to those you want to hear again.

Rules for Structural Shorthand

I wanted to write down the rules for the structural shorthand we use all the time. Read More...

You are Here

This is a graphic of the “tree of life” based on comparisons of ribosomes...the machine that makes protein. It was compiled a long time ago by Norman Pace. I’ve modified it slightly.
It’s not the most up to date complete. But, it give you the idea.Pace Tree of Life

This is the most "up-to-date" tree of life, published last year:


If you are wondering where we are on it, the line labeled Opisthokonta, found at the lower right, includes all animals and fungus.