Understanding Nanomedicine:  An Introductory Textbook
By Rob Burgess, PhD
Copyright 2011. Pan Stanford Publishing.  All Rights Reserved.
Chapter 2 Review Question Answers

Following are selected answers to the review questions at the end of Chapter 2 in Understanding Nanomedicine:  An Introductory Textbook by Rob Burgess.

1.    The oscillation of free electrons along a particle's surface upon exposure to an external field.  An increase in the magnitude of oscillations will intensify electron scattering effects and convert the external field into heat. 



4.  Bone, Brain, Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, Head and Neck, Liver, Lung, Melanoma, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Prostate, Testicular



7.  Monoclonal antibody/Herceptin, aptamer/AS1411, small molecule/Tarceva, peptide/RGD



10.  A covalent bond is a type of chemical bond in which atoms shares electron pairs with one another or with additional covalent bonds.  This sharing can occur between sigma or pi orbital electrons.   Non-covalent bonding is considerably weaker than covalent bonding and often involves pi electron stacking but does not occur due to the sharing of sigma or pi orbital electrons.