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Ch. 2 The Chemistry of Life

Griffin Cone
measurement system used to indicate the concentration of hydrogen ions (H+) in solution; ranges from 0 to 14
weak acid or base that can react with strong acids or bases to help prevent sharp, sudden changes in pH
large compound formed from combinations of many monomers
large macromolecule formed from monosaccharides
Formed when one or more electrons are transferred
reactant of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction
a slight attraction that develops between the oppositely charged regions of nearby molecules
monomer of nucleic acids made up of a 5-carbon sugar, a phosphate group, and a nitrogenous base
nucleic acid that contains the sugar deoxyribose
compound that forms hydrogen ions (H+) in solution
protein that acts as a biological catalyst
macromolecule made mainly from carbon and hydrogen atoms; includes fats, oils, and waxes
Consist entirely of one type of atom
small unit that can join together with other small units to form polymers
compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms; major source of energy for the human body
Formed by the chemical combination of two or more element
energy needed to get a reaction started
substance that is dissolved in a solvent to make a solution
substance that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction
smallest unit of most compounds
macromolecule that contains carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen; needed by the body for growth and repair and to make up enzyme
Is a negatively charged particle
bond formed by the sharing of electrons between atoms
attraction between molecules of the same substance
process that changes one set of chemicals into another set of chemicals
monomer of nucleic acids made up of a 5-carbon sugar, a phosphate group, and a nitrogenous base
substance in which a solute is dissolved to form a solution
single sugar molecule
element or compound that enters into a chemical reaction
attraction between molecules of different substances; in plants, attraction between unlike molecules
compound with an amino group (−NH2) on one end and a carboxyl group (−COOH) on the other end
Center of the atom
element or compound produced by a chemical reaction
atom that has a positive or negative charge
Basic unit of matter