Ch 55: Understanding Biomolecules

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This chapter simplifies the process of preparing for an exam, discussion or assignment covering biomolecules thanks to fun lessons you can view from any computer or mobile device. Use other resources like lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to gauge your readiness to address this subject in class.

Understanding Biomolecules - Chapter Summary

Enjoy the ability to boost your understanding of biomolecules in a fun and interactive online learning environment. Lessons in this self-paced chapter allow you to examine the chemical properties of biomolecules in a manner that suits your unique learning and study habits. Review lessons anytime and from any location with an Internet connection. When finished, you will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the chemical properties of carbohydrates
  • Define and describe the structure of amino acids
  • Discuss primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary protein structures
  • Describe vitamins based on their water and fat solubility
  • Explain the function of nucleic acids

Navigating the lessons in this chapter is a simple process. After choosing your first to review, scroll along the right-hand sidebar to select others in any sequence. Gauge your comprehension of the lessons you examine by taking short self-assessment quizzes, or test your knowledge of this entire biomolecules chapter with help from the practice exam. Using the Dashboard, track your progress through the chapter and submit any lesson topic questions you have to our experts.

5 Lessons in Chapter 55: Understanding Biomolecules
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Chemical Properties of Carbohydrates

1. Chemical Properties of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates provide energy for cells to do work. This lesson will discuss what different carbohydrates are made of and what their purpose is. The chemical properties of these carbohydrates help them to be easily used by cells to perform work.

What Are Amino Acids? - Definition & Structure

2. What Are Amino Acids? - Definition & Structure

Your body cannot function without proteins, and in order to build all these important proteins, your body needs amino acids. In this lesson, learn what amino acids are and what they look like. Then test your new knowledge with a short quiz.

Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure

3. Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure

How is progressing through higher order protein structures like crafting an essay? In this lesson, you'll explore everything from quaternary structures to denaturation as we show how the different structures are intertwined.

Classification of Vitamins: Water-soluble & Fat-soluble

4. Classification of Vitamins: Water-soluble & Fat-soluble

Vitamins are classified based on their solubility. The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K. They can be stored in the body. The water-soluble vitamins are the B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. They are easily flushed out of the body.

Nucleic Acids: Function & Structure

5. 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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