Fun with functional groups

The students are studying some biochemistry this week. They have been using these nifty models that double as playground equipment. Yellow is Hydrogen, red is Oxygen, and blue is Nitrogen.

Look at me! I’m King Carbon! Shiny, all in black, ubiquitous, and absolutely necessary for life.

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Sigyn finds the amino group to be a relaxing perch. It’s a little-known fact that Nitrogen is the comfiest of the elements.

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I myself have always been an aldehyde man.

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Something about those boingy double bonds just does it for me.

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