Biological Molecules


Monomers and polymers

Monomers are small units which are the components of larger molecules, examples include monosaccharides such as glucose, amino acids and nucleotides. Polymers are molecules made from many monomers joined together. Monomers are joined by a chemical bond in a condensation reaction whereby a water molecule is eliminated. Hydrolysis is the opposite of a condensation reaction and is when water is added to break a chemical bond between two molecules. 

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