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biochemistry

vocabulary term

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 is generally any chemical compound that contains carbon.
inorganic compounds any compound that is not organic compound. Some simple compounds that contains carbon are often considered inorganic.
carbohydrates any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose.
lipids like carbohydrates, contain the elements carbon,hydrogen,and oxygen.
proteins are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen.
enzymes a substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical.
nucliec acids a complex organic substance present in living cells, especially DNA or RNA, whose molecules consist of many nucleoside linked in a long chain.
hydrolysis the chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water.
synthesis the combination of ideas to form a theory or system.
pH lower values are more acid, and higher values more alkaline.
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