Molecule Building 101

Molecule Building 101 - 6 Bring the molecule and your...

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CLASS COPY Molecule Building 101 15 Points (Practice and Participation) Learning Goal: You will be able to build basic biological molecules using an organic chemistry molecule kit, recognize three of the four biological molecules from their 3- Dimensional molecular structures, and draw the 2-Dimensional molecular structures of three of the four biological molecules. Directions: 1. Find the molecular structure of each functional group or biological molecule listed below in Chapter 3 of your textbook. 2. Draw the molecular structures. 3. Write the molecular formula for the functional group or molecule. 4. For the biological molecules, write the group of biological molecules to which this molecule belongs: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins (amino acids), or other . Describe something about the structure of the molecule that tells you that it belongs in the group to which you have assigned it. 5. Build the functional group or molecule with the kit.
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Unformatted text preview: 6. Bring the molecule and your answers to 2 – 4 to the front for an initial. 7. Some helpful resources are below: What to build and understand: • These functional groups: hydroxyl, methyl, carbonyl, carboxyl, and amine • GLUCOSE (unabbreviated, like the one in the upper right of page 36) • FRUCTOSE (unabbreviated) • SUCROSE: (unabbreviated) With another group, show me a condensation reaction. • ALANINE • VALINE • The ALANINE – VALINE Dipeptide: You will show me a condensation reaction. • GLYCEROL (Save this!) • A SATURATED FATTY ACID • A MONOUNSATURATED FATTY ACID • A TRIGLYCERIDE: You will show me a condensation reaction. (use short fatty acid tails and join with a couple of groups for this big one!)...
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