The Chemical Basis of Life Study Guide

Fats phospholipids and steroids 2 building blocks of

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Unformatted text preview: cylglycerol Unsaturated 1 . Fats, phospholipids, and steroids. 2 . Building blocks of fats. 3 . Most common type of fat molecule, with three fatty acids bound to a glycerol molecule. 4 . Fatty acid that contains only single covalent bonds between the carbon atoms. 5 . Believed to be the best type of fat in the diet. Proteins ❛❛All proteins contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, and most have some sulfur.❜❜ Using the terms provided, complete these statements: Activation energy Amino acid Contraction Denaturation Enzymes Essential Lock and key model Shape Structural The building blocks of proteins are 20 basic types of (1) molecules. Humans can synthesize 12 of these from simple organic molecules, but the remaining eight are called (2) , and must be included in the diet. The ability of proteins to perform their functions depends on their (3) . (4) occurs when hydrogen bonds that maintain a protein's shape are broken, and the protein becomes nonfunctional. Proteins perform many important functions. (5) are proteins that regulate the rate of chemical reactions, (6) proteins provide the framework for many of the body's tissues, and muscles contain proteins tha...
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