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What are the Properties of Carbon Based Life
Elemental carbon has 6 protons; 6 neutrons; and 6
electrons. This makes carbon uniquely well suited
to be the atom of life on earth.
Organic molecules contain carbon that is covalently bonded to what other atoms
Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen
Carbon chain or ring molecules that contain mostly carbon and hydrogen. Skeleton or Backbone
Have glycerol backbone with one or more fatty acid chains and one or more chains with phosphorous.
*Amino acid sequence
*Shape of the macromolecule
*Presence of more than one Chain
*Addition of any inorganic molecules
Hierarchy of Protein Structure
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