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Biochemistry

TermDefinition
Biochemistry the scientific study of the chemistry of living things
Element A particular element of a situation, activity, or process is an important quality or feature that it has or needs.
compound A compound is an enclosed area of land that is used for a particular purpose.
Organic compounds An organic compound is a compound which has carbon chains in its chemical structure.
Inorganic compounds is typically a chemical compound that lacks C-H bonds, that is, a compound that is not an organic compound, but the distinction is not defined or even of particular interest.
carbohydrates They contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and typically can be broken down to release energy in the animal body.
Lipids any of a class of organic compounds that are fatty acids or their derivatives and are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents. They include many natural oils, waxes, and steroids.
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 a complex organic substance present in living cells, especially DNA or RNA, whose molecules consist of many nucleotide linked in a long chain
Hydrolysis the chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water.
Synthesis the production of chemical compounds by reaction from simpler materials.
pH is a scale of acidity from 0 to 14. It tells how acidic or alkaline a substance is more acidic solutions have lower pH.
Atom An atom is the smallest constituent unit of ordinary matter that has the properties of a chemical element.
Created by: lesleygutierrez