We’re asked to predict what kind of reaction dopamine is most likely to undergo in water: redox, acid-base, precipitation, or metathesis.
Recall the different types of reactions:
First, we need to determine if dopamine is an ionic compound.
Recall that ionic compounds contain a positive ion (cation) from a metal and a negative ion (anion) from a nonmetal.
Neurotransmitters are molecules that are released by nerve cells to other cells in our bodies, and are needed for muscle motion, thinking, feeling, and memory. Dopamine is a common neurotransmitter in the human brain.
Predict what kind of reaction dopamine is most likely to undergo in water: redox, acid-base, precipitation, or metathesis?
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