What is Organic Chemistry?

1. Describe the properties of carbon that allow it to function as the central element of organic molecules.

2. Describe the following functional groups of organic molecules and indicate why each is important in the chemistry of living organisms.

  • carboxyl group
  • amino group
  • phosphate group
  • sulfhydryl group

3. Indicate the relationship between monomers and polymers.

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