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NYSTCE Biology: Organic Compounds - Chapter Summary
Expert instructors in this chapter provide a comprehensive overview of organic compounds that can enhance your preparations for the NYSTCE Biology exam. In no time, you will have the knowledge to:
- Describe organic molecules as they relate to functional groups, monomers and polymers
- Explain the structure and function of carbohydrates
- Discuss the structure and function of lipids
- Examine the types, structure and function of proteins
The videos provide a comprehensive overview of organic compounds to get you ready to take your exam. The instructors present the topics in a engaging manner that makes studying for the test fun.
NYSTCE Biology: Organic Compounds Chapter Objectives
New York State educators must take the NYSTCE Biology exam in order to teach the subject in classrooms and add this content specialty to a teaching certificate. The topics covered in this Organic Compounds chapter are found in Subarea II of the exam, which tests your comprehension of cell biology and biochemistry and constitutes 17% of the total test.
The exam consists of 90 selected-response questions and 1 constructed-response question. In addition to watching the video lessons in this chapter, you can increase your chances of earning a passing score of 220 by taking lesson quizzes that offer access to questions formatted similarly to those you'll see on the test. If you have any questions about the lessons, expert tutors are available to assist.
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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