Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Those R-groups V. 2

Amino acids.  R-groups.  pH = pka.  Oh yeah, and HH equation.  All the things I wondered wth I had to learn in gen chem two... like the "Terminator", it's back.  With a vengence.  And since I am a masochist, I am taking biochem.  With that professor I've talked about so often (the great man, the one who stands behind me, the one who says to not quit)... that professor.

And now, I'm looking at my first biochem exam in less than a week and wondering, "How the hell do I figure out the dissociation of 20% lysine?"  pka = 10.5... I think it was at pH 10.2 but I'm not sure.

Makes ochem look like heaven - Sn1 tutorials anyone?  E1?  E2?  Dehydration of alcohols?  Syn side add?  Anti?  PWEEEEEASE?!?!?!?!?

oiy.  I will ace this test, I will (oh and master the new job which starts at 8:30 tomorrow morning...)


Slamdunk said...

I was looking for a Google transate to decipher much from the first part of your post--I am a liberal arts major--but did not see one. So, instead I hope the new job challenge goes well for you.

Speculative Speculum said...

Good luck with your test and new job! Exciting! :)