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Post by stuffmuffin » Sun May 14, 2006 11:06 am

what is the structural role of lipids in cells?

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Post by victor » Sun May 14, 2006 11:32 am

prevent cells from bursting out..:wink:
Q: Why are chemists great for solving problems?
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Post by stuffmuffin » Mon May 15, 2006 5:28 am

thanks!!
is that suppose to be a joke? :P

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Post by zalaskit » Mon May 15, 2006 6:05 am

what joke,,, the cell bursting out or the polar bear thing, because the cell membrane is comprised of a lipid compound containing phosphorous, thats why lipids prevent cells from 'bursting out'

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Post by stuffmuffin » Mon May 15, 2006 6:33 am

lol i meant the polar thing..... i didnt really get that
please explain why its polar bear....

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Post by angel » Mon May 15, 2006 8:39 am

To understand the joke you must know the property of water to dissolve POLAR compounds and you will get it, I hope...

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Post by stuffmuffin » Mon May 15, 2006 8:59 am

can u explain further more please....... dont get it here, is that an abbreviation of something or what?? if it is what about the BEAR bit?? does that stand for something as well?

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Post by victor » Mon May 15, 2006 12:10 pm

haha...so you see my joke eh??:lol:
here's the tips, water is H2O. because it contains O atom, this molecule is polar (O is more electronegative than H). And according to the principle "like dissolves like" we know that between polar molecules, they dissolves each other. It also happen between non-polar molecules.

So, let's get back to the joke..:lol: because the bear in the north pole is polar so I can say that it dissolves into the water...:lol:
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Post by stuffmuffin » Tue May 16, 2006 7:23 am

lol i get it..... that is a joke for people who think sophisticated, and definitely not me :P

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