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Chapter 1 Notes

by: Megan Cunningham

Chapter 1 Notes Chem150

Megan Cunningham
Fresno State

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These notes combine concepts from the lecture slides with detailed information from the textbook. I have added visual aids and tables to help explain important topics. At the end you will find a su...
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This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Megan Cunningham on Sunday September 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Chem150 at California State University Fresno taught by DeJean in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 30 views. For similar materials see Intro to Biochemistry in Chemistry at California State University Fresno.


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Date Created: 09/11/16
Chapter 1 Biochemistry and Organization of Cells  STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATION IN THE HUMAN BODY ● Reactions between molecules depend on the characteristics of individual functional groups ​ ● Functional group = a group of atoms that give rise to the specific reactions of organic compounds ORGANIC CHEMISTRY REVIEW Important Functional Groups    Class General Structure Function Group Name of Group Alkene RCH=CH₂ C=C DOUBLE BOND Alcohol ROH ‐‐OH HYDROXYL Ether ROR ‐‐O‐‐ ETHER Amine RNH₂ ‐‐N< AMINO Thiol RSH ‐‐SH SULFHYDRYL Aldehyde CARBONYL Ketone CARBONYL Carboxylic Acid CARBOXYL Ester Amide BIOMOLECULES ​ ● Monomers = smaller molecules from which larger ones are built ○ “Molecular building blocks” ​ ● Polymers = larger molecules created by the linkage of smaller ones (monomers) into a chain ○ Aka “macromolecules” ​ ● Polymerization = chemical reaction between two monomers resulting in linkage and creation of a polymer chair ○ Covalent bonds formed between units ○ Example: DIRECTIONALITY ​ ​ TYPES OF CELLS   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​


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