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organic bio

biochemistry terms

What is a basic unit of proteins? amino acids
What is a basic unit of saccharides? monosaccharide
What is a primary function of lipid? storage of energy
What is a basic unit of nucleic acids? nucleotides
What nucleic acid is double-stranded? DNA
What nucleic acid contains uracil? RNA
What complex carbohydrate is found in potatoes? starch
What element does any organic compound contain? carbon
What is the simplest type of organic compound? hydrocarbons
What are organic compounds that have the same formula but different structures and properties? isomers
What is the chemical name of aspirin? Acetylsalicylic acid (C9H8O4)
What simple sugar (monosaccharide) is the basic product of photosynthesis? glucose
What organic macromolecule contains nitrogen? protein
What organic macromolecule is responsible for genetic inheritance? DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)
What is a weak attractive force between water molecules? hydrogen bond
What is a liquid that dissolves another substance? solvent
What is a substance that easily dissolves in water? hydrophilic
What organic macromolecule includes fat, oil, and wax? lipid
What kind of scientist studies the chemistry of organic molecules? biochemist
What is a compound of one carbon and two oxygen atoms? carbon dioxide (CO2)
What process makes glucose from water and carbon dioxide in the presence of light? photosynthesis
Created by: etripp