organic molecules

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organisms need organic molecules
to provide energy to drive life processes and provide raw materials for the growth and repair of tissues
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all organic molecules contain
carbon and hydrogen
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4 main groups of organic chemicals
carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids
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biochemistry
the study of organic and inorganic molecules that make up living organisms
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metabolism
the su of all the chemical reactions in living organisms
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subunits
smaller molecules that make up large organic molecules
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hydrolysis
a reaction that can split apart the subunits (uses water)
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condensation
a reaction that can join the subunits together (produces water)
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carbohydrates
the enzyme amylase breaks carbohydrates down into glucose
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lipids
the enzyme lipase breaks lipids down into fatty acids and glycerol
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proteins
the enzyme protease breaks proteins down into amino acids
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nucleic acids
the enzyme nucleases breaks down nucleic acids into nucleotide chains
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