Macromolecules - Biochemistry Chemistry dealing with the...

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Biochemistry Chemistry dealing with the chemical compounds and processes occurring in living things. Lehninger – “the molecular logic of living organisms” Organic chemistry
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Why study Biochemistry? Biomolecules are the “guts” of microorganisms Microorganisms are defined by their biochemistry Microorganisms interact with each other and with their environment through biochemistry Microorganisms ARE biochemistry
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Covalent Bonding
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Hydrogen Bonding
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Hydrogen Bonding
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Biological Fitness of Organic Compounds Only 22 of 100 chemical elements found in earth’s crust are essential in living organisms. Only 16 of these are found in all organisms Four most abundant in living matter: H, O, C, and N (crust: O, Si, Al, Na)
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Biological Fitness of H, O, C, and N All readily form covalent bonds by electron-pair sharing All four can readily react with each other to fill their outer shells. C, N, and O can form single or double bonds
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