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3.1 Science Vocab

element any substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances
compound two or more elements that are combined chemically
carbohydrate an energy-rich organic compound made of the elements carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
lipid energy-rich organic compounds made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that contain more energy than carbohydrates
protein large organic molecules made of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and in some cases, sulfur
amino acid protein molecules that are made up of smaller molecules
enzyme a type of protein that speeds up a chemical reaction in a living thing
nucleic acid very long organic molecules made of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and phosphorus
DNA the genetic material that carries information about an organism and is passed from parent to offspring
RNA plays an important role in the production of proteins
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