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CHE 421: Biochemistry : Welcome

In addition to offering general chemistry related resources in the library, this guide is designed to support teaching and research for Biochemistry 421.

What is in this guide

Welcome to Biochemistry 421.  The Biochemistry  libguide contains resources on:

  • Accessing databases and finding databases focused on Biochemistry
  • Writing a paper
  • Citing Sources

Current Research Topics

 
  • The chemistry of diet sodas and the effect on bone structure
  • Acid rain in your neighborhood and the effects on plants
  • The power of fluoride in community water
  • Plastics packaging and its effects on food stuffs
  • Turning yeast into a biofuel
  • Using sugar for batteries
  • Organic food vs. Pesticides
  • Chemical signals from medications
  • Chemicals that trigger food allergies
  • The differences between skim, 2%, and whole milk
  • Vitamin deficiencies in humans
  • The chemistry of MDMA
  • Biomass to Ethanol
  • Biology of hydrothermal vents
  • How chemistry changes the world
  • The chemistry of aging
  • Pesticides and their effects on run-off soil
  • Capturing and using carbon dioxide
  • Chemistry related to a religion, history, literature, math, electronics, etc…
  • Chemistry-based careers
  • Ossification
  • Chemical makeup of different types of magma and lava rocks
  • Why generic medicines are less expensive (what chemistry is involved)
  • Chemistry behind liquid bandages
  • Chemistry behind dental fillings
  • Chemistry behind different types of makeup
  • Why is radon so dangerous
  • Pheromones in humans
  • Chemistry of baking: baking soda vs. baking powder
  • Replacing eggs in baking
  • The role of Marie Curie in modern chemistry
  • Chemistry in forensics
  • Chemicals used in shipping food long distances
  • What goes into “natural flavors”
  • Chemistry in ink pens (Sharpies vs traditional pens and markers 

 

Source: BioDieselUniversity.org  

Virtual Labs

Please see Arthur Lake Library Colorado's School of Mines Open Educational Resources: Simulation and Virtual Labs for chemistry-related virtual labs:

Arthur Lakes Library: Simulations & Virtual Labs

Source: Arthur Lake Library Colorado's School of Mines Open Educational Resources: Simulation and Virtual Labs

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