Many Cars Lilnked Together

a: Macromolecule ~
b: train

What: "Macromolecules are like trains, molecules linked to molecules, in chains or in more complex structures. Sometimes all the wagons in a train are the same. We get additional polymers this way: a whole series of identical molecules hooked together like beads in a rosary thread. Polystyrene-the stuff of which disposable cups and packing cushions are made-consists of such identical molecules."

Writer: Varadaraja Raman
Date: Apr 29 2013 4:05 PM

Fluid Waves... Fluid Chemistry.....

a: Macromolecule ~
b: water waves

What: "Thus, in some respects, these biological macromolecules are like water waves created when air blows over a water surface. If the energy flux from blown air stops, the waves quickly fade; if the energy flux from anabolism stops, the macromolecules will also begin to disappear"

Writer: John A Hewitt
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 29 2013 4:08 PM

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