Macromolecules

Macromolecules - c Macromolecules 1 Four broad groups of...

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c. Macromolecules 1. Four broad groups of biological macromolecules: A. Carbohydrates B. Lipids – fats C. Proteins D. Nucleic acids 2. All 4 are present in all organisms In roughly the same proportions 3. All 4 are made the same way in organisms a) made of subunits that are linked together by bonds b)  Bonds are formed and broken with water: In forming of bonds a molecule of water is produced         - H+ removed from one molecule         - OH- removed from other molecule In breaking of bonds a water molecule is used     - H20 reacts with bond linking macromolecule subunits proteins called  enzymes All 4 types of macromolecules are formed and split through these  reactions involving water Reaction below shows 2 glucose molecules
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Wetherbee during the Fall '08 term at Rhode Island.

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