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comounds composed of only carbon and hydrogen
different structures; same molecular formula
water-loving; soluble in water
class of biological molecules that contain large molecules.
long molecules consisting of more identical or similar building blocks
building blocks of polymers
speed up chemical reactions in cells
long chains of sugar units
used as storage molecule and structural compound
water insoluble compunds that are important in energy storage. ratio >2H: 1O
has double bonds, not the maximum amount of hydrogens
to break with water: the reverse of a
dehydration reaction. Cells break bonds between monomers by adding water to
a class of molecules ranging from small sugar molecules to large polysaccharides ratio=2H:1O
receive and send out signals, transport proteins, carry oxygen. made from amino acids. C:H:O:N. Their enzymes regulate reactions within cells
the building blocks of proteins
EXAMPLE: DNA AND RNA
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