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Organic Molecule Project
by Hailey Berry
by Hailey Berry
atom: the tiniest particle of an element with distinct features
biochemical conversion: utilize of proteins of microscopic organisms or other microorganisms to break down biomass through the forms of anaerobic absorption, aging, or composting.
Biological macromolecules: a collection of biomacromolecules that interact with biological systems and their surroundings
Compound: A material made up of two or more parts or components
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid): Adenine, cytosine, thymine, and guanine make up DNA.
macromolecules: high-molecular-weight polymers
Molecules: the tiniest unit of matter that can survive on its own and maintain all of a substance's chemical properties; it is made up of atoms that are connected together by chemical forces.
monomers: smaller, simpler unit that makes up a polymer
polymer: a molecule constructed of repeated, linked units. Constructed of monomers.
organic compounds: carbohydrate, lipids, nucleic acid, and protein
carbohydrate: provides energy to cells, stores energy, forms body structures. They are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Sugar and starches are made of carbohydrates.
lipids: stores energy, forms cell membranes, carries messages. Lipids are made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Examples of lipids are waxes, steroids, fats, oils, and phospholipids.
nucleic acid: contains instructions for proteins; passes instructions from parents to offspring, helps create proteins.
protein: helps cells maintain their shape/structure, muscles are made of protein, catalyzes chemical reactions, carries messages and materials. Examples: all meat
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