Ch. 4-6 - 1. Explain how carbon's electron configuration...

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1. Explain how carbon's electron configuration determines the kinds and number of bonds carbon will form 2. Describe how carbon skeletons may vary 3. Explain how the variation in carbon skeleton contributes to the diversity and complexity of organic molecules 4. Distinguish among the three types of isomers: structural, geometric, and enantiomers 5. Recognize and identify the structural formulas for the major functional groups and describe the chemical properties of organic molecules in which they occur 6. List the 4 major classes of biomolecules 7. Describe how covalent linkages are formed and broken in organic polymers 8. Describe the distinguishing characteristics of carbohydrates and explain how they are classified 9. List four characteristics of a sugar and identify the structural formulas of representative mono- and disaccharides 10. Identify a glycosidic linkage and describe how it is formed 11. Describe the important biological functions of polysaccharides 12. Distinguish between the glycosidic linkages found in starch and cellulose and explain why the difference is biologically important 13. Explain what distinguishes lipids from other major classes of
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course BSC 2010 taught by Professor Bowes during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Ch. 4-6 - 1. Explain how carbon's electron configuration...

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