Chapter 1 and 2 Biochemistry

Chapter 1 and 2 Biochemistry - Chapter 1 Objectives of...

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Chapter 1 Objectives of Biochem o How do molecules give rise to life o Describe molecules Properties Interactions o Improve life via health and other means Basic biology review o 2 classes of living things Prokaryotes- no nucleus Eukaryotes-nucleus where DNA is sequestered o 3 subdivisions of living things Eubacteria Archaea Eukarya Review energetics o Thermodynamics important o H o S o G o Keq Types of Biomolecules o Polymers
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Proteins-polymers of amino acids Nucleic acids-polymers of nitrogenous bases on sugar-phosphate backbone Two main nucleic acids Carbohydrates-polymers of sugars Lipids-many have CH2 repeats (Non traditional polymer) o Small molecules o o Chapter 2: Water Physical properties o Importance Influences shape and function of biomolecules Many rxns occur in H2O Participates in many rxns-H2O,H3O+(H+),OH- Photosynthesis splits H2O Respiration makes H2O o Structure
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2008 for the course BIOL 430 taught by Professor Lspremulli during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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Chapter 1 and 2 Biochemistry - Chapter 1 Objectives of...

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