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Water properties, macromolecules, enzymes, and levels of organization (BIOLOGY)

Water properties, macromolecules, enzymes, and levels of organization (BIOLOGY)

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Term: What is the main function of an enzyme? Definition: To speed up chemical reactions without giving off heat Term: What are enzymes made up of? Definition: Amino acids Term: What does being polar mean? Why is water being polar so important? Definition: Allows for cohesion, adhesion, universal solvent, ice to float +ðY"´ ðY"´+ -ðY"μ Term: What is cohesion and give an example? Definition: When water is attracted to water EX: water drops Term: What is adhesion and give an example? Definition: When water is attracted to other substances EX: dew sticks to grass
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Term: Water is a universal solvent...what does this mean? Definition: A substance capable of dissolving all or a variety of substances Term: Why does ice float? Definition: Ice is less dense than water Term: What are the 6 most common elements found in a living organism? CHNOPS Definition: Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus, Sulfur Term: What is a macromolecule? Definition: Large complex molecule EX: polymer Term: What is a monomer? Definition: Single unit ðY"μ
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