Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Support our Troops: Learn Biochemistry

Consider the following two organic compounds:
A prize the first to correctly answer any of the following questions:
  • What are the common names of these chemicals?
  • How do they differ a) chemically, b) in biological effect?
  • How would you synthesize these molecules, and where/how would you obtain the raw materials for their production?
Submit your answers in the comments to this post to claim your fantastic prize. In a couple days I will post the winners and correct answers.


5 comments:

kamel said...

Is this contest open to fellow bayblabbers?

Anonymous Coward said...

Il agrandit ce qui nà pas de bornes,
Allonge l'illimité,
Approfondit le temps, creuse la volupté,
Et de plaisirs noirs et mornes
Remplit l'âme au delà de sa capacité.

Baudelaire

Bayman said...

Excellent! Another clue in Candian-ese...

Mr. Gunn said...

Morphine?

Mr. Gunn said...

yeah, it's morphine and heroin. Heroin is hella more potent than morphine because it's more nonpolar than morphine and it crosses the blood-brain barrier more easily. You could get the raw ingredients from, I don't know, poppyseeds?