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A long molecule consisting of many similar or identical monomers linked together by covalent bonds.
_______ is usually defined as a chemical reaction that involves the loss of a water molecule from the reacting molecule.
It is a type of condensation reaction in which monomers join together into polymers while losing water molecules.
_____ breaks polymers into monomers using a water molecule.
Any of a group of large biological molecules, including fats, phospholipids, and steroids, including fats, phospholipids, and steroids, that mix poorly, that mix poorly, if al all, with water. Made up of mostly hydrocarbon regions.
______ are amphipathic compounds in a way that the 'head' is hydrophilic and the lipophilic 'tail' is hydrophobic. They serve as a major structural component of most biological membranes.
Compounds containing carbon are said to be _____
An organic molecule possessing both a carboxyl and an amino group. These are serve as the monomers of polypeptides. The building blocks of proteins.