anything that contains carbon
What is stored in the bonds between atoms?
How many electrons do elements to be stable?
How many electrons do carbon need to be stable?
How many electrons can carbon share?
chain, branched chain, ring
What 3 shapes can carbon bonding form?
groups of atoms that determine the properties of a particular molecule
Name one type of functional group.
What has a hydroxyl group as the function group?
What makes alcohol a polar molecule?
ethanol, methanol, glycerol
What are three types of alcohols?
How are carbon compounds made?
simple, single units of molecules
many linked monomers
a chemical reaction linking monomers together to form polymers
What forms during the process of condensation reaction?
a chemical reaction that breaks polymers into monomers
the chemical molecule use by cells
What does ATP undergoes by to release the energy in its bonds?
Does breaking ATP bonds requiring more or less energy than it gives off?