How transition metals help you to function! Metallic you
What are metals? • How do you think a metal looks? • They exist in many different forms.......... • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYW50F42ss8
Science-fiction? • You do not have to look like him....... ........to realise that we all contain transition metals in our bodies
Metals in your body-Blood • Transport • oxygen • Iron (Fe) • colour • Haemoglobin
Alien Blood! • Which solution is which metal?? • Try each solution with each of the ‘mixing’ agents.... ...............and see what you get! • Have fun mixing and making alien ‘blood’! • Which blood suits your alien?
Blood and Smoking • Oxygen reversibly-binds to the iron in our blood • What is in smoke? • Carbon monoxide-this does not reversibly bind!!!!!! • So what happens?
Metals and cancer • Cancer is when cells divide uncontrollably............ • So what do cancer treatments target? • DNA – the building block of life! • Think of it as a ZIP