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Biological Molecules all contain what element?
Carbon
What are hydrocarbons?
Molecules that contain only carbon and hydrogen.
What are functional groups?
A group of atoms that attach to molecules as a whole.
Name the four major categories of macromolecules
Proteins
Nucleic Acids
Lipids
Carbohydrates
What is dehydration synthesis?
When a covalent bond is formed between two subunit molecules, and an -OH (hydroxyl) group is removed from one subunit and a hydrogen atom (H) is removed from the other subunit. These removed units form a water molecule and is why it is called "dehydration" synthesis.