Contains carbon
A long consisting of many similar or identical monomers linked together.
Broken down to glucose to provide energy.
Monomers of protein.
A simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers.
An organic compound that is made of one or more chains of amino acids.
Macromolecule made mostly from carbon and hydrogen atoms.
A building block of DNA.
A large lipid molecule made from an alcohol called glycerol and three fatty acids.
Molecule with partial charges .
A very large organic molecule composed of many smaller molecules.
Organic molecules which combine to form living organisms.
Single sugar molecules.
Carbohydrates that are made up of more than two monosaccharides.
A substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about specific biochemical reaction.
The group in an experiment that recieves the variable being tested.
A lipid consisting of a glycerol bound to two fatty acid and a phosphate group.
A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge or experience.
A value that does not change.
A series of steps followed to solve problems including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating conclusion.
Characteristics of proteins; a change in shape that stop the protein from functioning.
Macromolecules containing hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus.
A molecule in which all atoms have the same electronegativity and the electron distribution is equal.
The experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied.
The outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable.

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