Monday, October 26, 2009
Biology: Testing for Organic Compounds
This week we discussed organic compounds. First we dispelled any myths about organic compounds being any healthier than regular old compounds. Likewise, if someone tries to charge you more money for an organic compound, don't fall for it! In chemistry, organic means relating to living things and containing lots of carbon atoms.
We used chemical and physical tests to know whether the 6 foods in question contained proteins, fats, or carbohydrates (starches or sugars.) With all the test-tubes, droppers, and indicators flying around, we didn't get to draw our full conclusions. Stay tuned next week for a full report.