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- Functional groups of organic molecules
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- Structure and characteristics of the 20 amino acids
- Amino acids, polymerization and peptide bonds
- Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary protein structures
1. Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups
Organic chemistry is the study of molecules that come from living things and previously living things. Learn more on an introduction to organic molecules and functional groups within biological science.
2. Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers
An organic molecule is a complex molecule that is primarily made of carbon atoms and is bonded with other elements or other carbon atoms. Learn more about organic molecules, monomers, polymers and their functions or definitions.
3. Structure and Function of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates, also known as sugars, are a group of compounds found in organic tissues and foods. Explore the structure and function of carbohydrates, learn how to count carbons, discover glycosidic bonds, and review fibers and starches.
4. Structure and Function of Lipids
Lipids, also known as fats, are a group of compounds that dissolve in nonpolar solvents but are insoluble in water. Explore the structure and function of lipids, the definition and functions of triglycerides such as saturated fats, and review the other types of lipids that help fuel the human body.
5. Proteins I: Structure and Function
Without peptide bonds joining together chains of amino acids to create large organic compounds called proteins, it would be impossible for humans to function. Explore the structure of proteins and how they function as enzymes to trigger molecular reactions and some of the many other functions of proteins in the human body.
6. Proteins III: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids
Proteins are essential molecules made up of one or more long chains of amino acids. Explore the structure and characteristics of the twenty amino acids, discover the differences between polar positive and polar neutral amino acids, and learn about special amino acids.
7. Proteins II: Amino Acids, Polymerization and Peptide Bonds
Proteins are molecules made up of chains of amino acids bound together by peptides. Explore how polymerization helps form peptide bonds, discover how peptides are written, and learn the different types of peptides.
8. Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure
Proteins are essential molecules made up of one or more long chains of amino acids. Explore primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary protein structure, then discover the effects of denaturation.
9. Hexane: Structure, Formula & Properties
Hexane, a hydrocarbon containing 14 hydrogen atoms that surround 6 carbon atoms, appears as saturated (single bonds) and unsaturated (double/triple bonds) compounds. Explore the structure, formula, and properties of hexane.
10. Quaternary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview
The arrangement of protein structures can be described as quaternary due to the multilevel nature of these structures. Learn about the definition and functions of the quaternary protein structure, and see an overview of homomultimeric and heteromultimeric proteins.
11. Secondary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview
There are four levels to a protein's structure, each with its own function. In this lesson, define the secondary structure, learn about its common forms (alpha helices and beta-pleated sheets), and discover the eight types of secondary structure in DSSP.
12. Specific Rotation: Formula & Calculation
Specific rotation, a property of chiral (mirrored) molecules, is observed through measuring the temperature and energy of plane-polarized light. Learn the formula used to calculate the specific rotation of these molecules and see its significance through a sample problem.
13. What is Polyethylene? - Properties & Uses
Polyethylene is a polymer made of monomers and is a key component in the composition of plastics. Explore the properties, types, structure, and uses of polyethylene, and discover why it is popular in the plastics industry.
14. RuBisCO Protein: Definition, Function & Structure
Without photosynthesis, life as we know it would not exist. This lesson will examine RuBisCO, an enzyme that is involved in photosynthesis, looking at how it works and why it is considered one of the most important enzymes on the planet.
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