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Science Vocab

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TermDefinition
Hydrolosis Breaking something down with water
Dehydration Synthesis Putting something together by removing the water
Inorganic Compounds Compounds having either carbon or hydrogen
Organic Compounds Compounds having both carbon and hydrogen
Lipids (fats) Organic Molecules that can't be dissolved in water. They are made glycerol & fatty acids
Proteins Organic Molecules that are needed for growth and repair & are made of a chain of amino acids
Carbohydrates Organic Compounds that are the main source of energy for body & made of simple sugars.
Nuclei Acids Organic Substances found in organisms. They are made of nucleotides
Amino Acids Sub units or building blocks of proteins
Peptide Molecule composed of two or more amino acids in a chain
Enzyme A substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.
Catalyst A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.
Denature Process modifying the molecular structure of a proteins.
DNA A nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living things.
RNA Ribonucleic acid, a nucleic acid present in all living cells.
Monomer A molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.
Polymer A substance that has a molecular structure consisting chiefly or entirely of a large number of similar units bonded together, e.g., many synthetic organic materials used as plastics and resins.
Glycogen A substance deposited in bodily tissues as a store of carbohydrates. It is a polysaccharide that forms glucose on hydrolysis.
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