biomolecules lab

biomolecules lab - You MUST have GOGGLES today Go to 4...

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Unformatted text preview: You MUST have GOGGLES today Go to 4 floor Chem stockroom if you dont Organic Molecules Organic refers to containing carbon. Living things contain carbon Carbon easily bonds with other elements such as H, O, N, The four major classes of organic molecules are: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids Each type of macromolecule is characterized by a building block molecule called a monomer Monosaccharides carbohydrates Fatty acids and glycerol lipids Amino acids proteins What makes them different The components of organic molecules that are most commonly involved in chemical reactions are known as functional groups Each functional group behaves consistently from one organic molecule to another. hydroxyl, carbonyl (ketone or aldehyde), carboxyl, and amino Hydroxyl Found in alcohols, sugars, etc Improve the solubility of organic molecules OH Carbonyl double bonded O Two types aldehyde and ketone One or the other on every monosaccharide Carboxyl - double bonded O and hydroxyl In fatty acids AND amino acids Acts as an acid Amino In every amino acid Nitrogen atom attached to two hydrogen atoms Monomers are connected by an enzymatic removal of water...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2008 for the course BIOL 111 taught by Professor Rizzo during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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