Lecture 21 – Introduction to Toxicology
This lecture introduces toxicology. Students will learn different toxicology terms, including definition, types of toxic compounds, and factors influencing toxicity. At the end of the lecture, students will revise potential toxicology endpoints to molecular features which are derived from the periodic table. In addition to periodic table trends, the lecture also introduces the concept of pKa and links it to a skin irritation through the class activity.
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Lesson Plan 21: Introduction to Toxicology
Presentation 21: Introduction to Toxicology
Content Preview: Toxicology definition, Toxicity types, Factors affecting chemical toxicity, Toxicology and the periodic table
Class Exercise: Aqueous and Lipid Solubility, pKa and Skin Irritation with Answer Keys
Handout: Log P, Log Kow and pKa