THE CHEMICAL REACTION I CHOSE:
I chose to study Acetaminophen because I am a user of Tylenol whenever i have a headache. Acetaminophen is a pain reviler and fever reducer. Acetaminophen is used for headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers. Although Acetaminophen can be purchased over the counter, doctors can also prescribe them to patients.
Describe What Is Happening:
Acetaminophen works by preventing prostaglandins from doing it's job. Prostaglandins sends signals throughout the body whenever you are injured or inducing a fever. The body makes prostagladins in response to injuries or illness. Acetaminophen reduces pain in the body by blocking the signals making you feel no pain.
What is the purpose of the reaction:
The purpose of the reaction is to relive pain of; headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, backaches, toothaches, colds, and fevers.
Chemical Equation: C8H9NO2
Hazards Involved With The Chemicals:
There are no serious side effects when taking Acetaminophen. Although, a very serious allergic reaction is rare, side effects includes: rashes, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.