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Flashcards in Biological Molecules - Monomers and Polymers Deck (8)
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What are Polymers?

Large complex molecules composed of long chains of monomers joined together

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What are Monomers?

Small basic molecular units that can form a polymer

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How are Polymers formed?

Condensation Reaction

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Give 3 examples of a Monomer.

1. Monosaccharides
2. Amino Acids
3. Nucleotides

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Give 3 examples of a Polymer.

2. Polysaccharides
2. Proteins
3. Nucleic Acids

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How do Condensation Reactions work?

It forms a chemical bond between monomers, releasing a molecule of water

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How are Monomers formed?

Hydrolysis Reaction

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How do Hydrolysis Reactions work?

It breaks the chemical bond between monomers, using a water molecule