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Lecture Outline - Macromolecules Reading assignment Chapter 5 pages 6891 Definition of macromolecules Polymers/Monomers Chemical reactions

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Reading assignment: Chapter 5, pages 68–91. Definition of macromolecules Polymers/Monomers Chemical reactions Condensation Hydrolysis Carbohydrates: Sugars Function Structure Lipids: Fatty acids Function Structure Phospholipids Steroids Proteins Function Structure (Primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary) Nucleic acids: Function Types (DNA, RNA) Structure Nucleotides (Nitrogenous bases, five carbon sugar, phosphate group) GLOSSARY Macromolecule: A giant molecule of living matter formed by the joining of smaller molecules, usually by condensation synthesis. Polysaccharides, proteins, and nucleic acids are macromolecules. Monomer: The subunit that serves as the building block of a polymer. Condensation: A chemical reaction involving union between molecules often with elimination of a simple molecule (as water) to form a new more complex compound of often greater molecular weight. Hydrolysis:
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2009 for the course BIOL 1100 taught by Professor Dr.orr during the Fall '09 term at Kansas.

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Lecture Outline - Macromolecules Reading assignment Chapter 5 pages 6891 Definition of macromolecules Polymers/Monomers Chemical reactions

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