The Structure and Function of Macromolecules
Part II: Proteins & Nucleic Acids
The FOUR Classes of Large Biomolecules
All living things are made up of four classes of
large biological molecules:
The Chemistry of Life
Chapter 2: The Chemical Context of Life
WHATS IMPORTANT TO KNOW?
This chapter is considered prior knowledge for the AP Biology Examina
tion. However, you will need to know this information to proceed with the
required topics, so we
Water and the Fitness of the Environment
Water: The molecule that supports
life on this planet!
Water is the biological
medium for all life on
All living organisms
require water more
than any other
Water: The molecule that
The Biological Catalysts
Energy of Activation
If you mix two moles of hydrogen gas H2 with one
mole of oxygen gas-nothing happens.
If you add a spark to the container, the following
reaction occurs. KABOOM
2H2 + O2 2 H2O G= -58 kcal/mole
The Chemical Context of Life
What creates devils gardens in the rain forest?
Devil's gardens are large stands of
trees in the Amazonian rainforest that
consist almost entirely of a single
Which ant? Myrmelachista schumanni