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Biochemistry

Biochemistry vocabulary

TermDefinition
Biochemistry Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes that happen in living
Element The different elements of something are the different parts it contains.
Compound A compound is an enclosed area of land that is used for a particular purpose.
Organic compounds Organic methods of farming and gardening use only natural animal and plant products to help the plants or animals grow and be healthy, rather than using chemicals.
Inorganic compounds Inorganic substances are substances such as stone and metal that do not come from living things
Carbohydrates any of a large group of organic compounds, including sugars, such as sucrose, and polysaccharides, such as cellulose, glycogen, and starch, that contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, with the general formula Cm(H2O)n: an important source of food and ene
Lipids any of a large group of organic compounds that are esters of fatty acids (simple lipids, such as fats and waxes) or closely related substances (compound lipids, such as phospholipids): usually insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol and other organic so
Proteins Protein is a substance found in food and drink such as meat, eggs, and milk. You need protein in order to grow and be healthy.
Enzymes An enzyme is a chemical substance that is found in living creatures which produces changes in other substances without being changed itself
Nucleic acids Nucleic acids are complex chemical substances, such as DNA, which are found in living cell
Hydrolysis A hydrofoil is a boat which can travel partly out of the water on a pair of flat parts like wings. You can also refer to the flat parts as hydrofoils
Synthesis A synthesisof different ideas or styles is a mixture or combination of these ideas or styles.
pH The pHof a solution indicates how acid or alkaline the solution is. A pH of less than 7 indicates that it is an acid, and a pH of more than 7 indicates that it is an alkali
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