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Unit 2: Biochemistry Vocabulary Background Builder
Terms in this set (16)
Chemicals and chemical processes that are related to living organisms
The basic unit of matter. Made up of neutrons and protons. They are surrounded by electrons.
A pure substance consisting of just one kind of atom.
A way that atoms are stuck together.
A type of chemical attachment of one or more charged atoms.
A type of chemical attachment of one or more by sharing electrons.
An electrically neutral group of two or more atoms joined by chemical bonds.
A pure substance made up of two or more different elements in specific ratios with a specific shape and function, that can be chemically seperated.
A large molecule formed from joining other molecules together.
Lots of meanings available for this word, in biochem it is used to describe carbon-based molecules that make up living material.
Smaller molecules that are joined together over and over again to produce a larger molecule.
A macromolecule formed by bonding multiple monomers together.
The interaction of two or more elements/compounds/molecules resulting in the formation of elements/compounds/molecules with different identities than the originals.
A written representation of a chemical reaction.
A substance involved in the start of a chemical reaction. Usually found on the left side of the arrow.
A substance created/made during a chemical reaction. Usually found on the right side of the arrow.
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