3.1.1 Monomers and Polymers

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  • Monomers and Polymers
    • Monomers
      • Smaller units from which larger molecules are made
      • Examples
        • Monosaccharides
        • Amino acids
        • Nucleotides
    • Polymers
      • Molecules made from a large number of monomers joined together
    • Hydrolysis reaction
      • Breaks a chemical bond
      • Involves a water molecule
    • Condensation reaction
      • Joins two molecules together
      • Forms a chemical bond
      • Eliminates a water molecule


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