Posts Tagged ‘amino acids’

Chemicals of life

Monday, October 4th, 2010

B0007705 Amino acid: Tyrosine by wellcome images on flickr

  • Can you distinguish between organic and inorganic compounds?
  • Can you identify carbohydrates, lipids and proteins from diagrams?
  • Can you explain the role of condensation and hydrolysis reactions between amino acids and polypeptides, between mono, di and polysaccharides, and between fatty acids, glycerol and triglycerides?
  • Can you compare the use of carbohydrates and lipids in energy storage?

If you can answer yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to move on….

In this section we’ll use this great presentation, and we’ll also be doing a lab. Lab – Comparison of chemical composition of food

Then we’ll need to venture into our first bit of higher level material on protein structure.  This may also be useful: Proteins AHL