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nathan bowman molecular
Grade 11 IB Molecular biology notes
The web of all the enzyme-catalysed reactions in a cell or organism
Most enzyme-catalysed reactions occur in...
the cytoplasm of a cell
Metabolism is the sum of...
All the reactions that occur in an organism
Metabolism mostly consists of...
Pathways or cycles
In a pathway or cycle, one type of molecule is...
Transformed into another through a series of small steps
The synthesis of complex molecules from simpler ones
In anabolism, the energy is usually supplied by...
Examples of Anabolism include...
Protein synthesis by ribosomes
The breakdown of complex molecules into simpler ones
Catabolism releases energy, sometimes captured as...
Examples of Catabolism include...
Water is referred to as...
The medium of life
Water molecules are polar, and _____ form between adjacent water molecules
In a water molecule, H and O are joined by a...
Oxygen tends to pull electrons closer, since its more electronegative, which results in...
A partial negative charge on the oxygen and partial positive charge on the hydrogen