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Glossary of chemical aspects of life

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the smallest unit of an element
atom
a group of organic compounds
carbohydrate
a substance formed of 2 or more elements combined in a fixed ratio
chemical compounds
a substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical means
chemical element
the breakdown of complex molecules into simpler molecules
decomposition
a protein that catalyzes chemical reactions
enzyme
an atom of an element having the same number of protons and electrons but a different numer of neutrons
isotope
a group of organic compounds containing fats
lipid
the smallest unit of a compound; composed of 2 or more atoms
molecule
a simple sugar; a carb molecule composed of a single saccharide unit
monosaccharide
a complex organic molecule composed of nucleotides
nucleic acid
a group of nitrogen-containing organic compounds formed of amino acids
protein
formation of a molecule by combining atoms or simpler molecules
synthesis

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