Ch 26: Understanding Biochemistry

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Go through the text and video lessons included in this chapter to improve your understanding of biochemistry. Each lesson covers different biochemical topics in a convenient online format.

Understanding Biochemistry - Chapter Summary

Biochemistry is a fairly complex scientific field, but you can still improve your understanding of topics in biochemistry if you have a well-constructed and comprehensive study guide to help you. If you would like to learn more about this field, you can go through this chapter and read or watch the text and video lessons contained here. These lessons will serve as extremely useful study guides for key topics in biochemistry.

Go through these lessons to learn about the definitions and defining characteristics of essential components of biochemical systems. When reviewing these lessons, you will benefit from the extensive expertise of our lesson instructors who will break down each of these topics in a way that you can easily understand regardless of your scientific background. Included in this chapter are lessons on:

  • Cellular respiration
  • The definition and reactions of photosynthesis
  • Organic chemical reactions
  • The structure and functions of carbohydrates, fats and proteins
  • The definition and explanation of enzymes

When you complete a particular lesson, you can answer the questions found in that lesson's practice quiz to ensure that you have understood that specific topic. The final chapter exam will help you test yourself on the overall subject once you finish all of the lessons. Make sure that you track your learning progress by using your personal Dashboard as you go through these lessons and quizzes.

7 Lessons in Chapter 26: Understanding Biochemistry
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Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

1. Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

Watch this short video to learn the basics about converting organic compounds into ATP, also known as cellular respiration. We'll look at an overview of the process.

Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

2. Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

Some people may falsely assume plants to be weaker than animals. However, plants and a few other organisms harness light energy from the sun to feed the rest of us. This lesson will introduce you to how they do it.

Organic Chemical Reactions: Redox, Esterification & Fermentation

3. Organic Chemical Reactions: Redox, Esterification & Fermentation

There are many different types of reactions that occur in organic chemistry. This lesson will highlight three reactions, explaining which organic molecules are the reactants and which are the products, as well as what occurs during the reaction.

Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

4. 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.

Proteins I: Structure and Function

5. 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.

What Are Fats? - Functions & Molecular Structure

6. What Are Fats? - Functions & Molecular Structure

There are probably many images that come to mind when you hear the word 'fat.' This lesson is all about fat and will explore the structure and function of this often misunderstood lipid.

What are Enzymes? - Definition & Explanation

7. 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.

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