South University Chemical Reactions & Role of Catalysts Discussions


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Discussion Question 1

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research chemical reactions in healthcare. On the basis of your research, respond to the following:

  • What is the difference between biochemical, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic chemical reactions?
  • What is a specific example that exists for each and why might they be important to healthcare professionals?
  • List a balanced chemical equation for each and explain how it is used in your example above.

Discussion Question 2

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research catalysts and how they work. On the basis of your research, respond to the following:

  • Identify the two important classes of catalysts and describe the difference between each.
  • Choose a catalyst that exists in the human body. Explain its importance and how it works.
  • Analyze the chemical reactions that take place when a biological catalyst combines with a reactant (substrate) to form an unstable intermediate.

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Chemical reactions in Healthcare
Question 1: Chemical reactions
Diagnostic reactions are those occur in a medical instrument, outside of the human body
(Timberlake). These reactions help doctors make a medical diagnosis from diagnostic tests e.g.
the diagnostic test to establish the concentration of serum albumin in blood. This reaction is
represented by the following equation;
Albumin + bromocresol green --> albumin-bromocresol green complex
Pharmaceutical reactions are responses and interactions of pharmaceutical drugs with the
biomolecules in the body. This is important to the health care expertise in th...

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