Chapter 4 outline - Proteins, DNA, carbohydrates, and other...

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Unformatted text preview: Proteins, DNA, carbohydrates, and other molecules that distinguish living matter from inorganic material are all composed of carbon atoms bonded to each other and to atoms of other elements. › These other elements commonly include hydrogen (H), oxygen (O), nitrogen (N), sulfur (S), and phosphorus (P). The study of carbon compounds, organic chemistry, focuses on any compound with carbon (organic compounds).  Most organic compounds contain hydrogen atoms.  While the percentages of major elements do not differ within or among species, variations in organic molecules can distinguish even between individuals of a single species. The science of organic chemistry began in attempts to purify and improve the yield of products from other organisms.  Swedish Chemist Jonas Jakob Berzelius made distinction between organic compounds and inorganic compounds. Vitalism...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2009 for the course SCI 90210 taught by Professor Durkka during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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