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Biochemistry vocabulary

Biochemistry Is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms.
Element Is a substance whose atoms all have the same number of protons
Compound Is a substance formed when two or more chemical elements are chemically bonds holding together
Organic compounds Are compounds that contain both carbon and hydrogen.
Inorganic Compounds Compounds that do not contain both carbon and hydrogen .
Carbohydrate are the main source of energy for cell activities.
Lipids include fats and oils.
Proteins Are made up of carbon,hydrogen,oxygen,and nitrogen.
Enzymes Proteins that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction in a living organism
Nucleic acids Is a biopolymer composed of monomeric units of nucleotides.
Hydrolysis A chemical reaction where something reacts with water and is changed into a new substance
Synthesis The composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole
pH Is a measure of ion concentration,a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of solution
Created by: Elgar