Macromolecules 1-10

Macromolecules 1-10 - monomers, connected by covalent...

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BIO100 / 6111 Homework #1 1. What element is the basis for all organic molecules? a. Carbon 2. How many electrons does carbon have in its outer shell? a. 4 3. Do organic molecules form ionic or covalent bonds? Which is stronger? a. Covalent b. Ionic 4. What is the difference between a monomer and a polymer? a. The difference between a polymer and a monomer is that monomers are small molecules, where polymers are large molecules. Monomers are what make up polymers by bonding monomers. i. A monomer is a small single molecule that may become chemically bonded to other monomers to form a polymer. ii. A polymer is a substance composed of molecules with large molecular mass composed of repeating structural units, or
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Unformatted text preview: monomers, connected by covalent chemical bonds. 5. What type of reaction joins the monomers to build up polymers? a. Dehydration Reaction 6. If you add water to a polymer what will happen? a. The subunits of the macromolecules will separate called degradation. 7. What is the monomer of a carbohydrate? What is its polymer? a. Monosaccharide b. Disaccharide 8. What are carbohydrates used for in the body? a. Quick and short-term energy storage. 9. Provide 3 examples of carbohydrates you might find in you kitchen? a. Cake b. Strawberries c. Lettuce 10. What is a disaccharide and provide 2 examples? a. Two sugar, composed of two monosaccharide. i. Maltose ii. Lactose...
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