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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