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biochemistry

vocabulary

TermDefinition
biochemistry the branch of science concerned with the chemical and physicochemical processes that occur within living organisms.
element a part or aspect of something abstract, especially one that is essential or characteristic.
compound a thing that is composed of two or more separate elements; a mixture.
organic compounds organic compounds are compounds that contain both carbon and hydrogen
inorganic compounds the principal inorganic compounds found in living things are water, salts, and inorganic acids ,and bases
carbohydrates carbohydrates are the main source of energy for cell activities
lipids lipids include fats and oils
proteins many different kinds of structures in living things are composed of proteins
enzyme enzymes are proteins that act as catalysts in living cells
nucleic acids a complex organic substance present in living cells, especially DNA or RNA, whose molecules consist of many nucleotides linked in a long chain.
hydrolysis the chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water.
synthesis the production of an organic compound in a living thing
PH is a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration of a solution
Created by: samarah12