Biology Test 1
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What is an element?
A pure form of matter consisting of only one type of atom; cannot be broken down farther
What is matter?
anything that takes up space
What is a macromolecules?
Gigantic biological molecules
Most macromolecules are what?
polymers (a string of monomers)
Cells link by what?
Dehydration reactions (removing a water molecule)
what is the hydrolysis process?
a process where organisms have to break down macromolecules and cells do this by this process
What are the four categories of large molecules in cells?
Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids
- Monosaccharide (monomer)
- Function: provide fuel
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