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MB Chapter 3-1

Chapter 3 Section 1 Terms

organic compound made primarily of carbon atoms; makes up most living things
functional group clusters of atoms that influence the characteristics of the molecules they compose and the chemical reactions the molecules undergo.
monomer smaller, simpler molecules that build up many carbon compounds.
polymer a molecule that consists of repeated linked units
macromolecule large polymers such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids
condensation reaction the chemical reaction that allows monomers to link to form monomers
hydrolysis the process of breaking down complex molecules, such as polymers; water breaks down each bond between each monomer
adenosine triphosphate (ATP) a type of cell that stores a large amount of energy in their overall structure
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