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Section 2.3


a simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers


large compound formed from combinations of many monomers


compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms


single sugar molecules


large and varied group of biological molecules that are generally not soluble in water

nucleic acid

macromolecules containing hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus


consist of three parts: 5-carbon sugar, a phosphate group and a nitrogenous


macromolecules that contain nitrogen as well as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen

amino acid

compounds with an amino group on one end and a carboxyl group on the other end

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