Biomolecules: General Info


Definition to Hydrolysis and Polymerization
Julia David
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Biomolecule or Biogenic substances Any molecule that is produced by a living organism
Repeating units of macromolecules Monomers 2: Dimer 3-10: oligomer 10+ polymer
Polymerization dehydration synthesis/condensation for every bond formed, one molecule of H20 is made
Hydrolysis Polymers are broken down, with the help of a water molecule, into monomers One part gains a hydrogen atom, other a hydroxyl molecule
Function of hydrolysis breakdown of macromolecules provide energy for cellular activities
enzymes biological catalysts aid in hydrolysis
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