Biochemistry: Chemistry of Life
-What is the difference between covalent and ionic compounds?

 
 
 

-Which types of compounds (polar or non-polar) are attracted to water molecules?  Give an example of each.
 
 
 

-Which family of biomolecules is known for their ability to store energy long-term?  Which store energy short-term?
 
 

-What are nucleic acids?  Where are they found and what do they do in your body?
 
 
 
 

-Name a protein described in class.  Where is it found and what function does it perform?
 
 
 

-Why are enzymes important to life?
 
 
 
 
 

-Milk has a pH of 6.4 and vinegar has a pH of 3.  Which of these solutions is a stronger acid?  Why?
 
 
 
 

-Why does a biologist need to understand chemistry?
 
 
 


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