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Biological Molecules - 4 Some Functional Groups Important in Biological Molecules Functional Group Name Formula Compound Type Example Hydrogen —H Alkane H | H—C—H | H Hydroxyl —OH Alcohol H | H—C—OH | H Carbonyl =O Aldehyde H H H | | | H—C—C—C=O | | H H Carbonyl =O Ketone H H | | H—C—C—C—H | " | H O H Carboxyl —C=O | OH Organic Acid H | H—C—C=O | | H OH Amino H | —N—H Amine H H | | H—C—N—H | H Amino + Carboxyl
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Unformatted text preview: Note the central alpha carbon to which both amino and carboxyl groups attach to form the amino acid Amino Acid H | H—C—C=O | | H—N OH | H Methyl H | —C—H | H Backbone of Hydrocarbon Chains H H H H | | | | H—C—C-C-C-H | | | | H H H H Phosphate O-H |-O-P=O | O-H Phospholipids Nucleic Acids Sulfhydryl-S-H Found in cysteine...
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