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biochemical

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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 are compounds that contain both carbon and hydrogen.
Inorganic compounds compounds that do not contain both carbon and hydrogen are called inorganic compounds.
Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for cell activities.
Lipids In biology and biochemistry, a lipid is a biomolecule that is soluble in nonpolar solvents.
Proteins are made up of carbon hydrogen oxygen and nitrogen.
Nucleic acids Nucleic acids are the biopolymers, or small biomolecules, essential to all known forms of life.
Hydrolysis Hydrolysis is a term used for both an electro-chemical process and a biological one.
Synthesis the production of chemical compounds by reaction from simpler materials.
pH In chemistry, pH is a logarithmic scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.
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