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a specific combination of bonded atoms that always reacts in the same way, regardless of the particular carbon skeleton.
Organic molecule that have identical molecular formulas, but a different arrangement of atoms
A reaction used to synthesize molecules; results in a water molecule being formed
Universally used as an immediate source of energy for organisms, but also play important structural roles as well.
Constructed like a fat, except that in place of the third fatty acid attached to glycerol, there is a polar phosphate group.
Phospholipids form a ______ where the hydrophilic heads project outwards, and hydrophobic tails project inwards
What are the six major functions of proteins?
Organic molecule composed of an amino group and an acid group; covalently bonds to produce peptide molecules
structural proteins that exist as helices or pleated sheets that hydrogen bond to each other
the genetic material that stores information regarding its own replication and the order in which amino acids are to be joined to make a protein
Nucleic acid produced from covalent bonding of nulceotide monomers that contain the sugar ribose; occurs in three forms: messenger RNA, ribosomal RNA, transfer RNA
is a nucleotide that supplies energy for synthetic reactions and fro various other energy requiring processes in cells
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