Organic Compounds Study Guide Advanced | Printable and Digital Distance Learning

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Use this printable or digital advanced-topic study guide in your biochemistry unit to keep your students studying in the days leading up to the unit exam. Eight student pages with 100 fill in the blank questions and 9 short answer questions cover the macromolecules and organic compounds. Teacher answer key is included. This document works well as a homework assignment, classwork, or study guide for your unit test.

The level/difficulty of these questions would be appropriate for an Honors Biology I class or an AP Biology class.

Both printable and digital versions of this resource are included. The student handouts can be printed or used in the paperless digital format in your Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, or similar. This resource is perfect for traditional classroom settings, 1:1 schools, or for distance learning.

What is included in your download folder?

  • Printable and Editable Study Guide (8 pages)
  • Digital paperless version (not editable) for use in Google Drive, Google Classroom, and/or Microsoft OneDrive
  • Quiz Teacher Guide and Answer Key (7 pages)
  • Teacher Guide for Google Apps

This document can be used with the biochemistry chapter of any biology textbook.

What material is covered?

  • Carbon Compounds: The difference between organic and inorganic compounds, the characteristics of carbon that allow for the building of a large variety of biological molecules.
  • Functional Groups: Definition of hydrocarbons and their role in building organic compounds. Definition of functional group and their role in chemical reactions. Four common functional groups are covered: Hydroxyl, carboxyl, amino, and phosphate groups.
  • Macromolecules: Definition of macromolecule, groups of macromolecules, polymerization, monomers, polymers, condensation reactions, hydrolysis reactions.
  • Structure and characteristics of five monomers: Glucose, glycerol, fatty acids, amino acids, and nitrogen bases.
  • Carbohydrates: Examples of carbohydrates, characteristics of carbohydrates, building blocks or monomers of carbohydrates, functions of carbohydrates in cells, monosaccharides, disaccharides, polysaccharides, starch, glycogen, cellulose, structural and storage polysaccharides, glycosidic linkages.
  • Lipids: Examples of lipids, characteristics of lipids, building blocks or monomers of lipids, nonpolar nature of lipids, fatty acids, glycerol, saturated and unsaturated fats, triglycerides, phospholipids, waxes.
  • Proteins: Examples of proteins, characteristics of proteins, building blocks or monomers of proteins, the structure of amino acids, dipeptides, polypeptides, the relationship between shape and function of proteins, peptide bonds, and the 4 levels of protein organization.
  • Enzymes: Definitions and the role of enzymes in cells, equation for how an enzyme works, substrate molecules, active site, products, competitive and noncompetitive inhibitors.
  • Nucleic Acids: Two types of nucleic acids, building blocks of nucleic acids, the components of nucleotides.

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