This free PowerPoint template is of a serotonin molecule. This molecule is something called a neurotransmitter, a chemical which signals changes within the brain and spinal cord. It is also present in nerves all over the body. Serotonin is the old name for the molecule, 5-HT (5-hydroxytryptamine), but is used more frequently in scientific literature.
Within this PowerPoint template, there are three different types of molecular representations. On the second slide is the skeletal formula. This type of diagrammatic representation does not show hydrogen atoms, and the carbon atoms are represented as lines, the corner or end point depicting the carbon atom. Additional groups are added to the carbon ‘skeleton’, for example an oxygen and hydrogen group, an alcohol group, is shown as OH.
On slide 3 is the ball and stick model of the molecule. The atoms of the molecule are shown as balls, and the bonds between them are the sticks.
Finally, there is the displayed structure of the molecule, showing all of the atoms and bonds connecting them.
This free PowerPoint would be extremely useful for biology and chemistry presentations as well as for biochemistry, neuroscience, pharmacology and medicine presentations. It would make for a good PowerPoint template for presentations on depression, nausea, mood and gut disorders.
If you have enjoyed this template and are downloading it for your presentation, please let us know the title of your presentation in the comments box below.
If you liked this PowerPoint Template we would appreciate you liking it on FaceBook or Tweeting it.