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biochemical

vocabulary terms

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. (Example: carbon monoxide,carbon dioxide, carbonates.
Carbohydrates any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose.
Lipids A lipid is a bio molecule that is soluble in nonpareil solvents.
Proteins Proteins collectively, especially as a dietary component.
Enzymes A substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.
Nucleic acids Nucleic acids are the bio polymers, or small bio molecules, essential to all known forms of life.
Hydrolysis The chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water.
Synthesis the combination of ideas to form a theory or system.
pH is a scale of acidity from 0 to 14.
Created by: andricsom