How the Rate of a Chemical Reaction is related to Nursing?

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    Hello, I am a student from Fresno, Ca. I am currently taking chemistry for my pre-req for the Nursing program. I have to do a power point discussing how the Rate of a Chemical Reaction is related in my Nursing career? I have tried to get a hold of local nurses in a hospital setting with no luck. If you have any information that can be useful for me to use please email me: patrice_keo@hotmail.com (underscore between patrice and keo). Thank you so much, I hope I can get some help. -Patrice, future Nurse
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    First, I think that you should remove your private email address from your post. If your "edit" time has passed, please ask an administrator to do it for you. Use the "report" button.

    Secondly, we are happy to help nursing students figure out their homeworwk, but most of us would like to see the student's thoughts on the issue first, rather than just supply answers. Can you think how chemical reactions would involved in the medical care of patients?
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    First..... think about what a chemical reaction is....how does it work? How do you analyze data? How does it make you think out a problem? How do certain changes affect substances? Now tell me how YOU think this might be useful in nursing.
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    Think about what a nurse does. I know its frustrating as a pre nursing student to be expected to just know what nurses do aside from what we see as non nurses in the hospital and on tv (which shows drs doing everything) but....think about it. First thought is.... meds maybe? I know its my first thought. So much anatomy and physiology.... concentration gradients, electrolytes, nerves. Just try to think about some basic concepts from a&p and see what you can come up with.
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    First, it might help to think about varying types of reactions in general, and then focus on what factors influence the rates of those reactions. Think about entropy, enthalpy, energy change, what it takes to cause a reaction, and all that.

    Sometimes it helps to think "big picture" first, before you go into specific physiological processes. If you haven't had A/P yet, this project could be a bit more challenging.

    If you've had A/P, you might focus on metabolic processes (such as Krebs) or gas exchange in the lungs and systemically.

    Good luck!

    Edit to add: I now see Esme12 already pretty much said the same thing, only a bit more succinctly than I did.
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    Quote from Guttercat
    First, it might help to think about varying types of reactions in general, and then focus on what factors influence the rates of those reactions. Think about entropy, enthalpy, energy change, what it takes to cause a reaction, and all that.

    Sometimes it helps to think "big picture" first, before you go into specific physiological processes. If you haven't had A/P yet, this project could be a bit more challenging.

    If you've had A/P, you might focus on metabolic processes (such as Krebs) or gas exchange in the lungs and systemically.

    Good luck!

    Edit to add: I now see Esme12 already pretty much said the same thing, only a bit more succinctly than I did.
    K.I.S.S. Keep it simple silly.....I don't like the word stupid.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 26, '13
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