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Science Vocabulary

Science words to learn

TermDefinition
organic compounds a chemical compound that contains both carbon and hydrogen
inorganic compounds a chemical compound that contains either carbon OR hydrogen, never both
carbohydrates sugars and starches
protein hormones, hemoglobin, enzymes, antibodies, receptors
lipids oils, waxes, fat
enzymes a substance that acts as a catalyst to bring a chemical reaction
amino acids what protein is made up of
simple sugars what carbohydrates is made up of
disaccharide 2 sugar molecules
ribonucleic acid RNA
deoxyribonucleic acid DNA
polysaccharide many sugar molecules
glycogen polysaccharide that forms glucose
peptide a compound consisting of two or more amino acids
catalyst a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction
denature process modifying the molecular structure of protein
hydrolosis the breakdown of water do to the reaction was water
dehydration synthesis when water is being taken out
substrate a surface of which an organism grows under
nucleotide
fatty acids and glycerol makes up lipids
dipeptide composed of two amino acids
coenzyme non protein enzyme
macromolecules organic compounds
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