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Chap 5: The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules

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macromolecules
the four types of these are: carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids (lipids are not included)
polymer
a long molecule consisting of many similar or identical building blocks linked by covalent bonds
monomers
the smaller molecular repeating units that serve as the building blocks of a polymer
condensation reaction
the name of the reaction which connects monomers in a covalent bond through the loss of a water molecule