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Chapter 3: 1-7 Organic Molecules - Carbohydrates and Lipids

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Biology Homework Chapter 3: Functional Groups, Carbohydrates, and Lipids


Reading Preparation

Textbook assignment: Chapter 3: The Molecules of Cells, sections 1-7.

Study Notes

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Organic Molecules

Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.

Study Activity

Perform the study activity below:

  • Use the BioCoach activity Building BioMolecules. This time, focus on concept 6: Functional Groups. Then look at Properties of Biomolecules, Concepts 1: Monomers and Polymers, 2: Classes of Biomolecules, 3: Lipids, and 4: Carbohydrates.

    You do not have to take the self-quiz; the Mastery Exercise will test your understanding of these concepts.

  • Optional External Web site reading: If you are interested in the chemistry of biology, you may find the links at Organic Chemistry useful.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.