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.