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Bio 1030 Week 2 Notes

by: Jacob Edwards

Bio 1030 Week 2 Notes 1030

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Dr. William Baldwin
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Date Created: 08/31/16
Week 2 Notes  Water o An amphipathic molecule forms partial charges on each side.  Water is a good  example of this. o Water forms hydrogen bonds o The universal solvent (Will dissolve all polar substances) o Hydrogen bonds allow water to be a liquid at room temperature o Takes a lot of energy to break bonds o Water will expand when it becomes a solid (Freezing) o High surface tension o Ionic  Pollution o Fossil fuels release CO   2 o Sulfur and NO  r2act with water to form acid rain o Acid rain has a pH less than 5.2 o Carbon dioxide dissolving in seawater lowers the ocean’s pH in a process called  ocean acidification  Functional group, Monomers, Polymers o A functional group affects the characteristics of a molecule o Each polymer is made up of a specific monomer  Carbohydrate: Glucose  Protein: Amino  Lipids: Fatty Acid  Nucleic Acid: Nucleotide o Monomers link to form monomers through dehydration reactions o Sugars belong to the carbohydrate group  Starch is linear, glycogen is not  Lipids o Lipids are insoluble and hydrophobic o Mostly made of Carbon and Hydrogen in nonpolar bonds o Not huge molecules o Vary in structure and function o A fat is a lipid made from glycerol and fatty acids o A fatty acid with one or more double bonds is a unsaturated fatty acid  These have one less hydrogen on the double bonded carbon o A fat with the max amount of hydrogen are saturated fatty acids o Steroids are lipids where the carbon skeleton contains four fuse rings o Cholesterol is a common component in animal cell membranes and is the starting  material for most steroids  Nucleotides o Made of nucleotides o Central Dogma  DNARNAProteins o Genes consist of DNA  Genes are inherited from parents  Directs cell activities o DNA is transcribed to RNA o RNA is translated to proteins o Nucleotides are made of three things  Phosphate  Nitrogenous Base  Sugar o Purines  Adenine  Guanine o Pyrimidines  Cytosine  Thymine o The sugar in DNA is Deoxyribose o The sugar in RNA is Ribose o In RNA Thymine is replace with Uracil  Proteins o Composed of different arrangements of a common set of twenty amino acid  monomers o A protein can have different functions ranging from  Structural  Contractile  Defensive  Signal  Receptor  Transport  Storage  Enzymes  Cells o Cell Theory  Each organism is made of cells  All cells have similar structures  Cells come from other cells o Four Basic Functions of cells  Plasma membrane provides optimal conditions on the inside of the cell  (Homeostasis)  Store information and pass it to the next generation of cells  Have chemical reactions to break down compounds (Metabolism)  Synthesis of Proteins


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