Inorganic Chemistry Group Blog

Qué es la Química Bioinorgánica?

por Eduardo Libby Las reacciones que se estudian inicialmente en los cursos básicos de Bioquímica son básicamente reacciones orgánicas, catalizadas eso sí por enzimas con una especificidad exquisita. La Glicólisis, el Ciclo de Krebs, o la biosíntesis de aminoácidos son secuencias de reacciones de moléculas relativamente grandes. En esas reacciones, el modelo de llave yContinue reading “Qué es la Química Bioinorgánica?”

La acidez en los ácidos carboxílicos halogenados

por: Rayman Angulo angulo.1896@gmail.com Durante las clases del curso de Inorgánica I con el profesor Eduardo Libby, surgió una pregunta en la clase de reacciones ácido-base en medio acuoso: ¿Por qué el ácido trifluoroacético presenta una acidez tan grande en comparación con el acético? Normalmente utilizamos efectos inductivos para explicar la acidez de los ácidosContinue reading “La acidez en los ácidos carboxílicos halogenados”

Interviewing Chemistry Students

R: Esteban, tell us a bit about yourself. How did you become interested in sience? and why did you choose our Chemistry programme?
E: I am 21. I attended Colegio Humboldt for high school and this is currently my 4th (last) year of my undergrad. Ever since I was a child I’ve been interested in science. I am a Gen Z so I was heavily surrounded by technology and media in my childhood. I remember spending long hours watching Discovery Channel as a boy, and that ignited a scientific curiosity within me. I used to wonder all time: “What happens if mix these two things together?”

Student Papers in Blog Format

As part of my third year QU-0370 Inorganic Chemistry Course I thought it would be nice to ask for a very short paper on the style of a news blog webpage.

Outstanding Scientist of 2020 Prize Awarded to our colleague Mavis Montero

Our colleague, Dr. Mavis Montero, has just received on August 31st the “Outstanding Scientist of the Year 2020 Prize” awarded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT) for her scientific, professional and teaching work The Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications Paola Vega Castillo highlighted Mavis’ career as an example for Costa RicanContinue reading “Outstanding Scientist of 2020 Prize Awarded to our colleague Mavis Montero”


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