What is a Molecule? - Structure & Models


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Which of these is true?

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1. Which of these is NOT an example of a molecule?

2. DNA and proteins are examples of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo tests your understanding of how molecules are formed and the elements that form them. You can use these tools to ensure you know the concepts before moving on to more complex topics in biology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The difference between small molecules and macromolecules
  • The relationship between atoms, molecules, cells and proteins
  • How elements like carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen are depicted in models
  • What constitutes an 'organic' molecule

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of basic concepts regarding atoms
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding DNA and proteins
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about features of certain model representations of molecules

Additional Learning

To learn more about molecules' structure and function, you can review the corresponding lesson titled What is a Molecule? - Structure, Lesson & Quiz. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Different models that depict molecules
  • Constitution of small, medium, and macromolecules
  • Basic definitions of covalent and ionic bonds