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TExES Life Science: Organic Compounds - Chapter Summary
Find out what happens when organic molecules combine as you view these informative lessons. To improve your chances of answering questions on this organic compounds correctly on the TExES Life Science 7-12 test, review our lessons on the following:
- Polymers and monomers
- Functions and structures of lipids
- Different types of proteins
- Protein function and design
- The arrangement and uses of carbohydrates
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TExES Life Science: Organic Compounds - Chapter Objectives
The TExES Life Science 7-12 test is part of the certification process for life science educators. There are 100 selected-response questions on this test, but not all questions may be scored. There are six major fields of inquiry covered in this test. The organic compound topics covered in this chapter could be found in some of the questions in the cell structure and processes content domain, which makes up 20% of the total score.
1. Organic Molecules: Functional Groups, Monomers & Polymers
Though life on Earth is incredibly diverse, all of it is built upon the same basic molecular structures. In this lesson, we'll look the basic building blocks of life and see how functional groups, monomers and polymers build up organic molecules.
2. Structure and Function of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are found in many foods that we eat and may be found as sugars, starches, or fiber. Learn more about these three distinct types of carbohydrates, and how they are distinguished through their chemical structures in this lesson.
3. Structure and Function of Lipids
Molecules called lipids have long hydrocarbon chains that determine the way they act. They can be fats, oils, or hormones, and even exist in our cell membranes. Learn more about the chemical structure and biological function of various lipids in this lesson.
4. Proteins: Structure, Function & Types
Without proteins you couldn't survive. But how much do you know about them? This lesson will explore the structure and function of proteins, and list some types of proteins you might encounter.
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- TExES Life Science: Matter & Atomic Structure
- TExES Life Science: Cell Biology
- TExES Life Science: Prokaryotic Cells
- TExES Life Science: Cell Communication
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- TExES Life Science: Enzymes
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- TExES Life Science: Metabolic Biochemistry
- TExES Life Science: DNA Replication
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- TExES Life Science: Cell Cycle & Division
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- TExES Life Science: Genetic Mutations
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- TExES Life Science: Taxonomy & the Diversity of Life
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- TExES Life Science: Plant Biology
- TExES Life Science: Plant Reproduction & Growth
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- TExES Life Science: Human Body Systems
- TExES Life Science: Human Reproduction & Development
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- TExES Life Science: Interdependence of Life & Environmental Systems
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