Unit 4 Reading Quizzes - 1. What is the molecular formula...

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Unit 4 Reading Quizzes 40.8 – 40.10 1. What are two of the major nutrients required by humans? 2. What is the relationship between eating and your body’s cells? 3. Which substance is your body’s primary source of energy? 4. In what major biological process do vitamins play a role? 5. In 1995, when scientists injected an artificial form of the leptin protein into mice, what happened? 3.1 – 3.2 1. What characteristics do all organic molecules share? 2. What dictates the function of an organic molecule in biological systems? 3. What functional group is characteristic of aldehydes and ketones? 4. What are the subunits called that link together to form polymers? 5. What important metabolic product is formed when most polymers are assembled? 3.3 – 3.4
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Unformatted text preview: 1. What is the molecular formula for glucose? 2. List the two polysaccharides that are digestible by humans. 3. When three fatty acids are linked to a glycerol, what do you have? 4. What are phospholipids the main component of in cells? 5. What biological molecules function as the main energy reservoir in vertebrate animals? 3.5 3.7 1. List two different amino acids. 2. What kind of reaction is required to join two amino acids together? 3. What kind of bond is formed when two amino acids are joined together? 4. What could be the consequence for a protein if one of its amino acids is removed or replaced by another amino acid? 5. What general name do we give the monomers of nucleic acid polymers?...
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