Metabolism,Polymers & Carbohydrates

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  • Created on: 23-10-18 19:00
What are the main biological elements?
Nitrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen,Minerals:Phosphorus & Sulphur,Ions,etc.
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Monomer?
a single small organic molecule that can join to other monomers by condensation to form polymers
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Polymer?
large molecule containing many identical monomers linked by chemical bonds e.g. polysaccharides & polypeptides
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Metabolism?
the sum total of all chemical reactions taking place in the cells of an organism
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2 types of Metabolism
Anabolic:building larger molecules Catabolic: breaking large molecules into smaller ones
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Hydrolysis?
used to break larger molecules into smaller ones & water is added
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Condensation?
Reactions are used to build larger molecules & in polymerisation -Water is removed
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a single small organic molecule that can join to other monomers by condensation to form polymers

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