In this activity, students synthesise prior learning about structure and bonding, and about enzymes, and apply it to a new context: X-ray crystallography. The main part of the activity involves students pitching for funding for new equipment – how will they use the equipment to elucidate structures and why is it important to do so?
Students outline how X-ray crystallography works.
Students understand the importance of X-ray crystallography in elucidating structures, and can describe applications of the technique in medicine, materials, and addressing future needs for food and clean water.
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