Macromolecules

Macromolecules - Homework #1 1. What element is the basis...

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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 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.
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2010 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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