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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 Biomodeler-3 to manipulate and explore the molecules below. When you first bring up the site, select the right button to use non-Java modality.

  • Under Carbohydrates, look at Monosacchardes, Disaccharides, and Polyscaccharides.
  • Look at each of the five kinds of lipids shown. Can you explain why lipids form rings or lipid bilayers?

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.