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All Living things are made up of 4
classes of large biological molecules
carbohydrates , lipids . nucleic acids , proteins
Polymer & Monomers
A polymer is a long molecule consisting of many similar building blocks.

smallbuilding-blockmoleculesare called
monomers.

Monomers are connected to Polymers
Three of the four classes of life’s organic molecules are polymers
Carbohydrates – Proteins – Nucleic acids
Dehydration reaction
happens when two molecules are covalently bonded to each other with the loss of a water molecule
Enzymes
are macromolecules that speed up the dehydration process
hydrolysis
a reaction that is the opposite of dehydration reaction
starch
is the storage unit for plants
glycogen
is the storage unit for animals
Water and Cellulose
is very important for the structure of plant cells
polymers with ( B)beta glucose
are straight
polymers with (a) alpha are
helical