Introduction of the impact of radicals in health
The video above is an introduction of the impact of radicals in health. Use the internet to find images of at least 3 chemical structures of antioxidants found in food and discuss how their structural similarities explains their antioxidant activity. )Use the video as a reference for source of antioxidants.
In our body, chemicals are transformed into more reactive molecules that allows for a more efficient interaction with specific receptors or enzymes. This increased reactivity may be due to conversion into highly reactive intermediates such as: (1) electrophiles, (2) free radicals, (3) nucleophiles, or (4) redox-active reactants.
Use the internet or any other sources to find examples of the toxic effect of these intermediates in our body and the biochemical reactions they participate in our body.
Which of the reactive intermediates mentioned here are responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer? Give the name and the structures of these compounds.