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1A ­ Biological Molecules Summary
Polymers are long chains of monomers joined Benedict's test for sugars Iodine test for starch.
together. Add iodine dissolved in potassium iodide to a sample. If
Monomers are small basic molecular units that starch is present the sample changes from browny-orange to
can join to…

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1A ­ Biological Molecules Summary
Proteins (continued) Enzymes Temperature
Amino acids are linked together by condensation Enzymes can speed up reactions by acting as
reactions to form dipeptides and polypeptides. biological catalysts. They are proteins which Increasing temperature increases the rate of enzyme
have an active site which is a…

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