-The study of chemical processes in organisms
-We will look at mostly organic molecules
What are organic molecules?
Molecules based on oxygen
Molecules based on carbon
Molecules that are made in laboratories
Molecules that organisms cannot make on their own
Is the molecule shown organic or inorganic?
What is unique about carbon and its bonding ability?
It can bond with any element because it has 1 valence electron
It can only bond with other carbon atoms
It can form up to four different bonds because it has 4 valence electrons
It can break down bonds in other molecules
Elements like to have a full valence (8 electrons), carbon has 4- so, it can form up to 4 different bonds to get 4 more electrons
One type of organic molecule is a MACROMOLECULE. What are the 4 types of macromolecules?
Macromolecules are often POLYMERS. What are polymers?
Really large molecules made from smaller molecules
Small building blocks
Large molecules made from oxygen
Polymer= large molecule made from many smaller building blocks called monomers
What is the name of the reaction that builds polymers from monomers?
What is the name of the reaction that breaks apart a polymer into monomers?
How do you feel???
This is easy
I kinda get this
I am a little confused