Building and Breaking Polymers Worksheet

Building and Breaking Polymers Worksheet
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FREE! Students work alone or in small groups to review the reactions that build and break polymers. Structural formulas are provided to help them visualize these processes.

Some concepts reviewed in this worksheet include:

  • dehydration synthesis reaction
  • hydrolysis reaction
  • monomers and polymers
  • structural formulas of common organic compounds
  • building disaccharides from monosaccharides
  • breaking down disaccharides into monosaccharides

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Carla Brooks

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Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules. Emphasis is on using evidence from models and simulations to support explanations. Assessment does not include the details of the specific chemical reactions or identification of macromolecules.
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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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