Building blocks of matter and make up everything
Atom
Pure substance that cannot be broken down into other substances by physical or chemical means
Element
Pure substance made when two or more different atoms combine
Compound
Pure substance made of two or more of the same element
Molecule
Small subunits that can be used to form macromolecules
Monomer
Another name for a large molecule
Macromolecule
Made of many molecules
Polymer
Their function is to store long or short memory
Carbohydrate
Their function is to transport substances
Protein
Their function is to make waterproof barriers around your cells
Lipid
Their function is to store and communicate genetic information
Nucleic acid
Accelerate chemical reactions
Enzyme