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1 Organic Compounds (carbon-based compounds)

2 Functional Groups the unique properties of organic compounds are due to their size, shape, & functional groups: hydroxyl (–OH) carbonyl (=C=O) carboxyl (–COOH) amino (–NH 2 ) phosphate (–OPO 3 2– )

3 Organic Macromolecules large biological molecules 4 main classes: carbohydrates lipids proteins nucleic acids cells synthesize them by linking small organic molecules (monomers) into long chains (polymers)

4 Making & Breaking Polymers dehydration synthesis monomers are linked together by removing a molecule of water hydrolysis bonds between monomers are broken by adding a molecule of water

5 Carbohydrates elements = C,H,O monomers are called monosaccharides generally have molecule formulas that are some multiple of CH 2 O (ex) glucose = C 6 H 12 O 6 main fuel for cellular work disaccharides = 2 linked monosaccharides (ex) sucrose = glucose + fructose polysaccharides = polymers of monosaccharides

6 Examples of Polysaccharides starch – storage molecule made up of glucose monomers (found in plants) glycogen – storage molecule made up of glucose monomers (found in animals – liver & muscle tissue) cellulose – structural compound found in the cell walls of plant cells

7 Lipids elements = C,H,O mostly nonpolar ( not attracted to water) examples: fats – energy storage phospholipids – major component of cell membranes waxes – help prevent desiccation steroids – (ex) cholesterol used to make sex hormones found in cell membranes to help maintain fluidity

8 Fats made up of glycerol & fatty acids saturated fats the fatty acids straight the fat forms a solid at room temperature unsaturated fats the fatty acids are kinked due to double bonds between carbon atoms the fat forms a liquid at room temperature

9 Proteins elements = H, O, N, C monomers = amino acids contain an amine group & a carboxyl group 20 different kinds (each has a different R group) polypeptide = chain of linked amino acids peptide bond = type of covalent bond that links 2 amino acids together

10 Examples of Proteins enzymes – biological catalysts (speed up the rate of chemical reactions) collagen – structural protein in hair actin & myosin – contractile proteins in muscle antibodies – defensive proteins hemoglobin – transport protein (O 2 & C O 2 ) membrane proteins – transport materials across cell membrane ovalbumin – storage protein found in egg white to support developing embryo

11 Protein Structure – 4 levels: primary – chain of amino acids (polypeptide) secondary – polypeptide coils or folds into an -helix or -pleated sheet tertiary – the -helix or -pleated sheet folds into a globular or fibrous shape protein is functional at this level denaturation = process by which proteins unravel, losing their specific shape &, thereby, their function causes = excessive heat, changes in pH quaternary – association of two or more tertiary proteins

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13 Nucleic Acids elements = C,H,O,N,P monomers = nucleotides 5 kinds: adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and uracil (U) basic structure: phosphate group 5-carbon sugar nitrogenous base (A, T, C, G, or U)

14 Examples of Nucleic Acids DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) composed of two chains of nucleotides (polynucleotides) twisted into a double helix built from the nucleotides A, T, C, & G type of sugar in DNA nucleotides = deoxyribose RNA (ribonucleic acid) composed of one chain of nucleotides built from the nucleotides A, U, C, & G type of sugar in RNA nucleotides = ribose

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