Chapter 2

The table below summarizes the elemental composition

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Unformatted text preview: able below summarizes the elemental composition of the major classes of biomolecule. Proteins (Amino Acids) x x x x x = always present = often present Nucleic Acids (Nucleotides) x x x x x Sugars x x x x Lipids x x x x "x" H C O N P S x "x" You should come back and review this table again after we cover Chapters 3. The term "atomic mass" is synonymous with what I learned as "atomic weight". I will probably use the latter term by force of habit although it is technically inappropriate. By the same token I generally use "molecular weight" rather than "molecular mass". 1 of 5 Bio 20A-M. Dalbey Isotopes The Chemistry o...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CHEM 1A taught by Professor Roland during the Fall '07 term at UCSC.

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