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Ch 18: Michigan Merit Exam: Organic Molecules

About This Chapter

Use our study chapter on organic molecules to help you prepare for the biology portion of the Michigan Merit Exam. The engaging video lessons were created to help increase your comprehension and retention of the material by presenting the information in multiple ways.

Michigan Merit Exam: Organic Molecules - Chapter Summary

Learn about the types and functioning of organic molecules and discover how to differentiate them from inorganic molecules. This information will be useful when it's time to take the Michigan Merit Exam. The lessons in this chapter will introduce you to the following topics:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Proteins
  • Nucleic acids
  • Definition of hydrolysis
  • Definition of dehydration
  • Biological molecules
  • Intramolecular bonding
  • Macromolecules: organic and inorganic

The video lessons are intended to be viewed and reviewed as many times as necessary. In addition, you can take advantage of the provided video transcripts and the interactive video timelines to help you review, topic by topic. The lesson quizzes and practice exams are provided to help you ensure lesson retention and prepare you for the types of questions you are likely to face on the real test.

Michigan Merit Exam: Organic Molecules Chapter Objectives

The Michigan Department of Education uses the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) as a means of gauging the academic development of 11th-grade students in the state every spring. The MME is an umbrella term for three different tests given to students over an eight-week period. This chapter is relevant to the science portion of one of these tests, the computer-based M-Step test. Usually lasting about 50 minutes, the M-Step has four different testing sessions: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

7 Lessons in Chapter 18: Michigan Merit Exam: Organic Molecules
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Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

1. 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.

Structure and Function of Lipids

2. 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.

Proteins I: Structure and Function

3. Proteins I: Structure and Function

We need our proteins, not just as a major food group but for the many useful roles that they play in our bodies. In our introductory lesson to proteins, you'll learn about the many functions we rely on them to perform.

Nucleic Acids: Function & Structure

4. Nucleic Acids: Function & Structure

In this lesson, we will explore what nucleic acids are, including the oozing bodily fluid they were first found in, what makes them unique from other types of biological molecules, and why DNA is called the 'blueprint of life.'

Hydrolysis and Dehydration: Definitions & Examples

5. Hydrolysis and Dehydration: Definitions & Examples

Water is an important component of cellular processes. Two of these processes, dehydration and hydrolysis, help your body build large molecules from small ones and break down large ones into usable components.

Major Elements in Biological Molecules: Proteins, Nucleic Acids, Carbohydrates & Lipids

6. Major Elements in Biological Molecules: Proteins, Nucleic Acids, Carbohydrates & Lipids

Bacterial cells have complex macromolecules built from simple molecules. In this lesson, we will look at the major elements in the building blocks of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids.

Intramolecular Bonding and Identification of Organic and Inorganic Macromolecules

7. Intramolecular Bonding and Identification of Organic and Inorganic Macromolecules

Understand what a macromolecule is and be able to identify both organic and inorganic macromolecules. Organic molecules include proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids.

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