ERIC Number: EJ1036382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Vesicle Stability and Dynamics: An Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory
Del Bianco, Cristina; Torino, Domenica; Mansy, Sheref S.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n8 p1228-1231 Aug 2014
A laboratory exercise is described that helps students learn about lipid self-assembly by making vesicles under different solution conditions. Concepts covering the chemical properties of different lipids, the dynamics of lipids, and vesicle stability are explored. Further, the described protocol is easy and cheap to implement. One to two laboratory periods of 4 hours each are sufficient to perform the experiments.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Biochemistry, Undergraduate Study, College Science, Scientific Concepts, Science Experiments, Misconceptions, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods, Laboratory Experiments
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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