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Polymers are made from smaller molecules called..

Monomers

2

What is a monomer?

Small molecules that join together to make a polymer

3

What is a diol?

A compounds with an alcohol (OH) group at either end

4

What is a dicarboxylic acid?

A compound with a carboxylic acid group at either end

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What type of polymer is formed from a diol and a dicarboyxlic acid?

polyester

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What is a condensation polymer

A polymer that releases a water molecule when it is formed

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What is an amino acid

A compound with an amine group and a carboxylic acid group at either end

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What is a polypeptide

A polymer formed from amino acid monomers

9

What is the formula for the amino acid glycine?

H2NCH2COOH

10

What is DNA

A large molecule that encodes information for the functioning of living organisms and viruses

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Describe the helix structure of DNA

A helix of a double strand of DNA

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Give the 4 letters that represent the 4 monomers that DNA is made from

C,G, A,T

13

What monomers made up a protein (polypeptide)?

amino acids

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What polymers make up starch?

Glucose

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What polymers make up cellulose?

Glucose