The Significance of Organic Compounds in Our Daily Lives
Each of these polymers is characterised by a specific structure owing to the chemical bonds formed.
Protein shape is critical to its function. Most body proteins are globular. An example is enzymes, which catalyze chemical reactions. Nucleotides are compounds with three building blocks: one or more phosphate groups, a pentose sugar, and a nitrogen-containing base. DNA and RNA are nucleic acids that function in protein synthesis. ATP is the body’s fundamental molecule of energy transfer. Removal or addition of phosphates releases or invests energy.
Keeping in mind that the combination of descriptors belonging to different categories (constitutional, topological, quantum-chemical) led to improve QSAR performances, these descriptors should be considered for the development of new QSAR, for further predictions of environmental parameters. The high number and the wide diversity of manmade organic compounds (e.g., pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)) that have been or will be released in the environment constitute the most important challenge for research on the fate and effects of these contaminants. About 100,000 substances have been registered for use in United States or Europe over the past 30 years (Hansen et al., 1999b; Muir and Howard, 2006).
Most products you use involve organic chemistry. Your computer, furniture, home, vehicle, food, and body contain organic compounds. Every living thing you encounter is organic. Inorganic items, such as rocks, air, metals, and water, often contain organic matter, too.
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