biochemistry - BIOCHEMISTRY QUESTION 1991: L. PETERSON/AP...

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BIOCHEMISTRY QUESTION 1991: L. PETERSON/AP BIOLOGY Carbon is a very important element in living systems. a. Describe the various characteristics of the carbon atom that makes possible the building of a variety of biological molecules. b. Explain how reactions involving carbon-containing compounds can contribute to the greenhouse effect. c. The following structures are examples of two different categories of biological compounds. Describe how each category of compounds is important to the structure and function of living systems. Category I Category II +NH 3 H O CH 2 +NH 3 - C - C O - CH 2 CH 2 O SH O = P - O - O CH 2 - CH - CH 2 O O C = O C = O CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH CH 2 CH CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2
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CH 3 CH 3 STANDARDS: A. CHARACTERISTICS OF CARBON ATOMS: (Max of 4 points) __Ready availability, abundance __Atom small in size, outer (valence) electrons close to nucleus, so forms stable (strong) bonds __4 electrons in a valence-capacity of 8, forms 4 bonds to 4 other atoms
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