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An organic molecule is typically a compound that contains carbon atoms bonded together in chains or rings. Organic molecules are found in living systems and may also contain nitrogen, sulfur, oxygen, and hydrogen bonded ... More »

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Adenosine Triphosphate, or ATP, is a nucleotide used for storing energy in organic molecules. Nucleotides are organic molecules made up of a sugar molecule, phosphate unit and nitrogenous base. They are the building bloc... More »

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One of the most unique things about an organic molecule is that it is considered the molecule of life because it is formed by chains of carbon and hydrogen atoms. Carbon has the ability to bond with other atoms as well a... More »

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Organic chemistry is a sub-discipline of chemistry that involves the scientific study of the structure, properties and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials, such as matter in its various forms that contai... More »

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A monosaccharide is a simple sugar whereas a polysaccharide consists of chains of monosaccharides or disaccharides bonded together. Both types of molecules are sugars that can be used by organisms as sources of energy. More »

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A quaternary structure is a protein that has two or more coils of peptide chains. Different types of bonds bind the chains into a specific shape, forming one of the two types of quaternary proteins: fibrous and globular. More »

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Inorganic compounds are those that lack long carbon chains at their core. While some inorganic compounds contain carbon, they do not contain carbon that is bonded to hydrogen. Inorganic compounds include substances such ... More »

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