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Biology Chap.3.1

Basic terms for Honors Biology, Grade 9

One of the two broad categories of all compounds, except in this category, everything consists mainly of carbon Organic Compound
Clusters of atoms within organic compounds that influence the characteristics of the molecules they compose and the chemical reactions the molecules undergo Functional Group
Smaller, simpler carbon compounds Monomer
The term for when monomers bond together in repeated, linked units Polymer
The term for large polymers, ex. carbohydrates, lipids, proteins or nucleic acids Macromolecule
The term for the bonding between monomers in a chemical reaction Condensation Reaction
The process of breaking down polymers using water that all living organisms must do; the reverse of a condensation reaction Hydrolysis
A large energy compound that can help support life and stores energy in big quantities Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
Created by: EmilyEdwards