Organic compound that consists of a chain of carbon atoms with an acidic carboxyl group at one end. Carbon chain of saturated types has single bonds only; that of unsaturated types has one or more double bonds.
Fatty acids that contain no carbon-carbon double bonds.
Saturated fatty acids
Fatty acid that has one or more carbon-carbon double bonds in its tail.
unsaturated fatty acid
Lipid that consists of a glycerol molecule with one, two, or three fatty acid tails.
A fat with three fatty acid tails.(hydrophobic.)
A lipid with a phosphate group in its hydrophilic head, and two nonpolar fatty acidstails; main constituent of eukaryotic cell membranes.
Double layer of lipids arranged tail-to-tail; structural foundation of all cell membranes.
Water-repellent mixture of lipids with long fatty acid tails bonded to long-chain alcohols of carbon rings.
Type of lipid with four carbon rings and no fatty acid tails.
Organic compound that consists of one or more chains of amino acids(polypeptides).
Small organic compound that is, a subunit of proreins. Consists of carboxyl group an amine group, and a characteristic side group(R), all typically bonded to the same carbon atom.
A bond between the amine group of one amino acid and the carboxyl group of another. Joins amino acids in proteins.
Chain of amino acids linked by peptide bonds.
To unravel the shape of a biological molecule.
Monomer of nucleic acids; has five-carbon sugar, o nitrogen-containing base,and phosphate groups.
Adenosine triphosphate. nucleotide that consists of an adenine base, a ribose sugar, and three phosphate groups.
Single- or double-stranded chain of nucleotides joined by sugar-phosphate bonds; for ex. DNA, RNA
Ribonucleic acid. Some types have roles in protein synthesis.
Doexyribonucleic acid. Nucleic acid that carries hereditary information about traits; consists of two nucleotide chains twisted in a double helix.
What are the Molecules of life?
Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Carbon.
What is the definition of an organic molecule?
A Molecule that is composed of Carbon and Hydrogen atoms.
What are the 5 types of structural modles?
A structural formula(it shows a molecules structure)
A ball-and-stick model(shows the structure of a molecule in 3-D)
A space-filling model(shows a molecules overall shape)
A surface model(Shows crevices ans folds that are important for the molecules function.)
A ribbon model(Shows the Heme groups intertwined in the ribbons)
What is the method that cells use to produce energy from these basic molecules of life?
The method of Metabolism.
What type of groups give organic molecules their unique chemical character?
Be able to give an example of at least one group and the chemical character it contributes.
Hydroxyl group: they add polar character to organic compounds.
Methyl group: add nonpolar character.
Acetyl groups: carry two carbons from one molecule to another in many metbolic reactions. also when added to DNA it acts like an on switch.
Algehyde and Ketone: part of simple sugars.
What structure dictates function?
the Cyclic structure
What is an example of a carbohydrate monomer?
What are the terms used to describe the hiarky of carbohydrates?
Saccharide: which is a greek word for sugar. it then has Mono, Di, or Poly in front of it to change the meaning
What are the Functions of carbohydrates?
they are used for energy and structural materials.
What is a lipid?
it is a fatty, oily, or waxy organic compound.
what are properties of a lipid?
they are Hydrophobic
What is the main component of a eukaryotic cell membrane?
a lipid bilayer that is made up of two layers of Phospholipids.
What are 2 examples of a lipid?
Fats, Phospholipids, waxes, and steroids.
Describe primary, secondary, tretiary, and quaternary protein structure's.
Primary Structure: consists of a linear sequence(polypeptide chain) of amino acids.
Secondary structure: Starts as a polypeptide chain and twists in to a coil(helix) held in place by hydrogen bonds between different parts of the molecule.
Tertiary structure: occurs when a chain's coils and sheets fold up into a functional domane like a pocket or barrel.
Quaternary Structure: where two or more Polypeptide chains associate as one molecule.
What are the two possible secondary structures?
a coil (helix) or a sheet.
What determines a proteins function?
What conditions can affect protein structure?
Hydrogen bonds and interaction with heat.
Name 2 examples of nucleotide polemers and their rolls in biological structures?
DNA: it consists of 2 nucleotide chains twisted into a double helix