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Explain using suitable examples why understanding the reactions of simple organic molecules is important in living systems. Choose at least three different types of biological molecules having at least two different functional groups and argue the case why study of simple molecules is relevant to the study of larger molecules.
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Which exam board are you on?
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is this gcse or a level???
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is this gcse or a level???
a-level as and a2
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oh sozzles im taking my gcses this year. i have no idea
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Explain using suitable examples why understanding the reactions of simple organic molecules is important in living systems. Choose at least three different types of biological molecules having at least two different functional groups and argue the case why study of simple molecules is relevant to the study of larger molecules.
So Disclaimer: I'm doing chem AS so I didn't study this yet but I can help a little using what I learnt in AS Bio.
So they want three types..you can talk about polysaccarides (alkane and alcohol), polypeptides (CO and NH), and nucleic acids ( Phosphate, Ester, NH...etc).
These are all synthesized through reactions of simpler organic molecules (monomers) to make larger polymers through condensation reactions so I guess you can elaborate more on that.
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(Original post by maryam200pol)
So Disclaimer: I'm doing chem AS so I didn't study this yet but I can help a little using what I learnt in AS Bio.
So they want three types..you can talk about polysaccarides (alkane and alcohol), polypeptides (CO and NH), and nucleic acids ( Phosphate, Ester, NH...etc).
These are all synthesized through reactions of simpler organic molecules (monomers) to make larger polymers through condensation reactions so I guess you can elaborate more on that.
Thanks a lot for trying to answer the question. I appreciate it a lot. You got a point in what you said in the last sentence. By knowing which small molecules form larger ones you can form certain molecules to help your body system to function better. Again thanks!!
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oh sozzles im taking my gcses this year. i have no idea
No problem. My brother is doing his GCSE's too this year for Chemistry I have my A-Level exams
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Organic Molecules include simple monomer units such as monosaccharides, and nucleotide, proteins, and lipids, and etc.

You should know by now that these are some of the most crucial components making up the human body.

For example, triglycerides are needed to make vesicles, which can carry chemicals and etc, in forms of vesicles, and phospholipids help make cell membranes and etc.

If you know basic information regarding these organic molecules, you can answer this question without going in too depth.

If we understand how these molecules work in terms of bonding and etc, in the future we can manipulate how they work to suite modern medicine.
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Organic Molecules include simple monomer units such as monosaccharides, and nucleotide, proteins, and lipids, and etc.

You should know by now that these are some of the most crucial components making up the human body.

For example, triglycerides are needed to make vesicles, which can carry chemicals and etc, in forms of vesicles, and phospholipids help make cell membranes and etc.

If you know basic information regarding these organic molecules, you can answer this question without going in too depth.

If we understand how these molecules work in terms of bonding and etc, in the future we can manipulate how they work to suite modern medicine.
Your the man! Thanks
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