This PowerPoint discusses the molecular basis of life. The presentation is divided into four sections: 1.) The Nature of Matter, 2.) Properties of Water, 3.) Carbon Compounds and 4.) Chemical Reactions and Enzymes. The nature of matter includes the basics of chemistry on atoms, structure of atoms, atomic mas, mass number, isotopes, compound, and chemical bonding. The properties of water includes the structure of water, polarity, cohesion, adhesion, solutions, pH, and buffers. The carbon compounds in the presentation include the macromolecules - carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins. Lipid are included in this section as well. The final section covers chemical reactions and the use of enzymes.
Indiana Standards: Biology I - B.1.1, B.1.2, B.1.3, B.5.4