This project was created by a Chem 263 organic chemistry III class at Bellevue College in Spring 2011.


I would like to thank the students for their contributions!

Some of the themes observed:
1) Serendipity in science - a little luck goes a long way! (Nylon, penicillin)
2) Molecular structure influences its physical and chemical properties, especially in the human body. Thus, structure is closely linked to function. Molecules similar in structure can mimic each other and function in the same way. Altering molecular structure leads to different functions. (Genistein, prednisone, allopurinol)
3) Though our understanding of chemistry is extensive, it is still a very complex science and there is plenty of room for more study and more discoveries!