L3 Simple Molecules

L3 Simple Molecules - Small Molecules Topics Bonding,...

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1 Small Molecules Bonding, Groups and Monomers The Main Elements: (C, N, O, H, S, P) Bonding: (Ionic, covalent and weak interactions) Groups : (amine, carboxyl, hydroxyl, sulfhydryl and phosphate) Monomers: (amino acids, nucleotides, fatty acids, sugars) Where did the first molecules come from? Topics
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2 The Important (Exam) Stuff • Describe the major elements found in biological systems. • Explain the difference between ionic, covalent and hydrogen bonding. • Describe the different function groups found in simple biochemicals. • Explain how many of the simple monomeric compounds discussed are the building blocks of larger polymeric biomolecules. • Describe the two hypotheses explaining the origin of life on Earth. The Main Elements • The six most important elements found in living cells • C, H, N, O are the most abundant • P and S are relatively minor components • Molecular models use this color scheme
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3 Ionic Bonds: electrons are not equally shared between atoms
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course MB 351 taught by Professor Keen during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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