Biochemistry & the environment questions

IB Chemistry: Biochemistry & the environment questions

1. DDT was used extensively as an insecticide against malaria until its use was banned in many countries. One of the reasons for the ban was the effect it had on wildlife – particularly certain birds of prey as it caused thinning of their eggshells leading to a severe decline in population.The structure of DDT is shown below:(a) The IUPAC name for DDT is 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-di(4-chlorophenyl)ethane. The name DDT is...


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