Ch 34: Types of Biomolecules

About This Chapter

In this overview of types of biomolecules, learn about topics like protein and enzymes. You can use these video lessons to help you complete a homework assignment or prepare for a test.

Types of Biomolecules - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes lessons on types of biomolecules. There are informative discussions on the functions of vitamins and structure of nucleic acids. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the structure and function of carbohydrates
  • Define protein, including functions, benefits, and sources
  • Discuss denaturation of protein
  • Explain enzymes
  • Describe the functions of vitamins
  • Examine the structure of nucleic acids

We provide short and engaging video lessons, which helps you to understand the information presented. Our expert instructors use plenty of relevant examples. The video timelines allow you to navigate the videos and review the topics in the order of preference. Full video transcripts are also available for you to review. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge.

6 Lessons in Chapter 34: Types of Biomolecules
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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.

What is Protein? - Definition, Function, Benefits & Sources

2. What is Protein? - Definition, Function, Benefits & Sources

In this lesson, you'll learn about the primary structure, function, and sources of protein molecules while exploring some real-world examples and illustrations.

Denaturation of Protein: Definition & Causes

3. Denaturation of Protein: Definition & Causes

Proteins are found in all living organisms. Problems occur when proteins become denatured. In this lesson, you will learn about a change in proteins known as denaturation.

What are Enzymes? - Definition & Explanation

4. What are Enzymes? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you will discover what enzymes are, explore how they work, and learn why they're needed for your cells' day-to-day functions. The lesson concludes with a quiz to test your knowledge.

Vitamins: Functions & Food Sources

5. Vitamins: Functions & Food Sources

Have you ever wondered the role and function that vitamins play in our nutrition? Learn more about vitamins and their sources and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Nucleic Acids: Function & Structure

6. 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.'

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