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1

What is a Monomer?

Small, basic molecular units that can be chemically joined to form polymers

2

What is a Polymer?

Large, complex molecules made up of chains of monomers joined together

3

What are the 3 monomers?

Amino acids
Nucleotides
Monosaccharides

4

What are the 3 Polymers?

Proteins
Nucleic acid
Carbohydrates

5

What is a Condensation Reaction?

Monomers joining together to form polymers with a product of water

6

What does a condensation require?

Energy

7

What is a hydrolysis reaction?

Water and energy added to a polymer to break it down into monomers