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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- Periodic Table & Periodicity
- Representative Elements
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- Types of Chemical Bonding
- Covalent Bonds
- Characteristics of Gases
- Properties of Colloids
- Rates of Chemical Reactions
- Heat, Work & Energy
- Redox Reactions
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- Chemical Reaction Mechanisms
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- Everyday Chemistry
- Chemistry & the Environment
- Relative Molecular Mass & Mole
- Solid State Structure & Properties
- Chemical Dynamics & Reaction Rates
- Chemical Equilibria
- Ionic Equilibria
- Electrochemistry & Voltaic Cells
- Coordination Compounds
- Chemistry of p-Block Elements
- Chemistry of Transition & Inner-Transition Elements
- Alkyl & Aryl Halides
- Alcohols & Phenols
- Ethers & Carbonyl Compounds
- Cyanides, Isocyanides & Nitro Compounds
- Polymer Basics
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