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  1. Is the light obsorbed then, used as energy to energize the molecule?
  2. Ok, so I was thinking. Each element in the universe seems to have a color related to it. I'm sure this is either incorrect, or there are exceptions. Basicly, I would like to know How a specific color portreys itself. I am under the understanding that Color is measures in wavelengths, yes? This means that one color would have the wave lengths closer together then another. This is how we differentiate, correct? So how is it that the reflection off an item, reflects the color of that item? Does the reflection slow the light or something? Ummm, maybe it soaks up some of the energy
  3. is there a link on how to make them? I wana make one for my daddy
  4. Basicly i'm trying to find out where Histidine is made, and what outside forces help to make it, and how. Please give me something to work with here.
  5. Perfect!!! my only question is.......... where in science can we just look at a diagram and guess out of the blue that "hey look, that hydrogen doesnt have an electron". how is anyone saposed to know that one of the Hydrogen hasnt an electron? How can i recognizethis for future reference
  6. i get it So the N has a + next to it becasue it HAD 8 electons in its covalance shell due to the 3 hydrogen, but then the carbon took one.. so now it has 7.. which means it has 9 electrons and 10 protons.. which gives it a positive charge... correct?
  7. "Hydrogen: has 1 electrons in the outer shell, but wants 2" You mean it wants 1?
  8. astrogirl15


    okies that helps, thank you!
  9. Ok. Wow. 1st. I am 15. I'm not in a chemistry class. So this isn't cheating on any homework. Just, my dream is to be an astrobiologist when I grow up. So i need to understand amino acids completely. I'm sure I will have alot of questions. This is alot of information though, so I will have to go through it a couple times. Thank you both very much for your answers though. If the hydrocarbon "CH" has 6 electrons and 1 electron.. so thats 5 in its 2nd shell... It shares one with the ammonia... which makes the ammonia unstabe? And it shares one with the carbon dioxide.. which makes i
  10. I have researched each compound. NH3 is stable. CH is unstable The Carbon atom wants 3 more electrons in its 2nd shell. CO2 is stable. CH2 is unstable. The Carbon atom wants 2 more electrons in its 2nd shell. N is unstable. It needs 3 more electrons in its 2nd shell. NH is unstable. It needs 2 more electron in its 2nd shell. So how does it all fit together?
  11. astrogirl15


    Is that an official name for CH? I know that NH3 is named Ammonia. I also know that NH3 is stable wheras CH isnt.
  12. I understand that Covalent bonds hold each compound together, but what kind of bond holds the amino acid together?
  13. Sharp principal diffuse fundamental. I call them 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Thank you very much for your response though. This clears alot up.
  14. The compound Ammonia is made up of one Nitrogen, and 3 Hydrogen. On the periodic table I see that Nitrogen has 7 protons, and 7 electrons. I also see that each Hydrogen has 1 proton, and 1 electron. I am told that Ammonia is held together through a Covelant Bond. My question is: how does this work? My only guess is that Nitrogen has 6 electrons in its 1st electron cloud, and only 1 in its 2nd. This would make it want more, correct? Also Hydrogen only has 1. This would make it want more correct? Please clerify this if you can.
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