istinkatscience_kitty93
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The internet didnt help w/ my ? can you?

Postby istinkatscience_kitty93 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:15 pm

:x i need to know what a cascade reaction is for my project but the internet is....





STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MelissaB
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Postby MelissaB » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:52 am

Istinkatscience_kitty93,

Try this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_reaction. Wikipedia or an actual encyclopedia is always a good first choice to look something specific like that up, as long as you're certain you're spelling it right.

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Re: The internet didnt help w/ my ? can you?

Postby LisaBug » Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:40 pm

istinkatscience_kitty93 wrote::x i need to know what a cascade reaction is for my project but the internet is....





STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have to agree, Wikipedia is a bit steep with the definition.

Think of the domino effect—you knock one domino over and all the others lined up behind it get knocked over in a sequence.

Now imagine that you have several rows of dominos and each row has several rows beyond that. That would be a cascade reaction—one change causes a change in many dominos or in the case of chemistry or biochemistry many molecules.

In living organisms one tiny change can set off a chain reaction of many more changes throughout the organism.

This is how hormones work.

Hope that helps.


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