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Chapter 3: Chemical Basis of Life (organic molecules)

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Chapter 3: Chemical Basis of Life (organic molecules) 110

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Ch. 3 An organic molecule is any molecule that contains _____. carbon macromolecules large, complex molecules Carbon has __ electrons in its outer shell, making it very versatile in  bonding. 4 Carbon can form both ____ and ____ bonds. polar  nonpolar  functional groups ­>Groups of atoms with characteristic chemical  features and properties  Four main functional groups 1) Amino 2) Carboxyl 3) Hydroxyl 4) Phosphate Isomers­ >Two structures with an identical molecular formula but  different structures and characteristics  Structural isomers­>Contain the same atoms but in different bonding  relationships Stereoisomers Identical bonding relationships, but the spatial  positioning of the atoms differs in the two isomers Geometric isomers­ Positioning around double bond Enantiomers­ >Mirror image of another molecule Monomers­>single unit building blocks of larger molecules Dehydration/ Condensation Reaction ­> A chemical reaction in which  two molecules covalently bond to each other with the removal of a water molecule. Hydrolysis­> A chemical process that splits a molecule by adding water. Four major types of organic molecules and macromolecules 1. Carbohydrates 2. Lipids 3. Protein 4. Nucleic acids macromolecule­> A polymer with a high molecular mass.  Within organisms there are four main groups: carbohydrates, lipids,  proteins, and nucleic acids. carbohydrates—>composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen  Cn(H2O)n. 2 main functional groups associated with carbohydrates 1) hydrogen (H+) 2) hydroxyl (OH­) Monosaccharides­> the simplest of the sugars ­made up of 5 or 6 carbons Hydrolysis reaction = ________ in reverse.hydration reaction Disaccharides ­Ex: sucrose (=glucose +fructoce); maltose  (=gluecose+glucose); lactose (=glucose+galactose) ­joined together by dehydration or condensation reaction that form  glycosidic bonds ­broken apart by hydrolysis reactions Polysaccharides­>Many monosaccharides linked together to form long  polymers ­Ex: Energy storage­ starch, glycogen   Structural role­ cellulose, chitin, glycosaminoglycans ­functions to store energy ­also provides structure ***READ*** Lipids­>composed predominantly of hydrogen and carbon atoms ­nonpolar; very insoluble in water ­insoluble in water= hydrophobic Triglycerides­>fats that function in energy storage, cushioning, and  insulation ­made up of glycerol + 3 fatty acids ­joined by dehydration (condensation) reaction ­ester bond forms **READ** ­broken apart by hydrolysis reaction Are fats very water solluble? no 2 types of fatty acids 1) saturated fatty acids 2) unsaturated fatty acids Saturated Fatty Acids­>All carbons are linked by single covalent bonds ­solid at room temperature ­typically from animals Unsaturated fatty Acids­>Contain one or more double bonds ­1 double bond­ monounsaturated  ­2 or more­ polyunsaturated ­liquid at room temperature ­usually oils and from plants Monounsaturated fat­only one double bond Polyunsaturated fat­more than one double bond Phospholipids amphipathic molecules ***READ*** Peptide Bond­>The chemical bond that forms between the carboxyl  group of one amino acid and the amino group of another amino acid Polypeptide­> When multiple amino acids are joined by peptide bonds Amphipathic Molecule ­>a molecule with both polar (hydrophilic)  and nonpolar (hydrophobic) regions. ­ (head) Phosphate region­> polar, hydrophilic ­(tail) Fatty acid chains­> non polar, hydrophobic Steroids­>Made up of four interconnected rings of carbon atoms ­Usually not very water soluble  ­cholesterol ­hormones (estrogen and testostorone) ­hormones are derivatives of steroids ***READ*** Proteins­> Composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and small  amounts of other elements, notably sulfur  ­Amino acids are the monomers ( 20 amino acids)  ­Joined by dehydration or condensation reaction  ­peptide bond ­forms polypeptides ­proteins are made up of 1 or more polypeptides  ­Broken apart by hydrolysis ***READ*** The amino acid sequence determines the _________ which is very  important! folding pattern ***READ*** 4 Levels of Protein Structure 1) Primary 2) Secondary 3) Tertiary 4) Quaternary Primary Structure of Protein­>The linear sequence of amino acids ­forms polypeptides ­primary structure is determined by genes Secondary Structure of Protein­> Certain sequence of amino acids form  hydrogen bonds that cause the region to fold into a spiral (be flexible) ­chemical and physical interactions between R groups causing folding ­Alpha helices ­Beta pleated sheet ­Protein structure is formed by folding and twisting of amino acid chain ***READ*** Tertiary Structure of Protein­>Secondary structures and random coiled  regions fold into 3­ dimensional shape ­Takes on a 3D structure ­This is sometimes the final level (if proteins only have one polypeptide) ­Held in place by disulfide bonds, which are a type of covalent bond Quantinary Structure of Protein­>Two or more polypeptides may bind to each other to form a functional protein ­Protein subunits ­Multimeric proteins: meaning multiple parts (ex: hemoglobin) ***READ*** Nucleic Acids­>Responsible for the stroage, expression, and  transmission of genetic information 2 types of Nucleic Acids 1) Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) 2) Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)­>Store genetic information coded in the  sequence of their monomer building blocks Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)­>Involved in decoding this information into  instructions for linking together a specific sequence of amino acids to  form a polypeptide chain Nucleotides­>Linear sequences of repeating monomers made up of:  1. Phosphate group 2. Pentose (a five­carbon) sugar (either ribose or deoxyribose) 3. A single or double ring of carbon and nitrogen atoms known as a base Sugar Phosphate Backbone covalent bonds ­form between sugars and phosphates ­held together by a phosphoester bond ***READ*** DNA vs RNA DNA ­sugar = deoxyribose ­nucleotides = adenine, thymine, guanine, cytosine ­2 strands= double helix ­1 type of DNA RNA ­sugar = ribose ­nucleotides = adenine, uracil, guanine, and cytosine ­Single strand ­several types: MRNA, TRNA, RRNA


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