Chapter 5: The Chemistry of Life

How the "Cookie Monster" Tackled Trans Fats

5.1 Matter, Elements, and Atomic Structure

5.2 Covalent and Ionic Bonds

5.3 The Special Properties of Water

5.4 Chemical Reactions

5.5 The pH Scale

5.6 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life

5.7 Carbohydrates

5.8 Proteins

5.9 Lipids

  • Biology Matters: Dietery Lipids: The Good, the Bad, and the Truly Ugly
  • Animals store surplus energy as triglycerides
  • Phospholipids are important components of cell membranes
  • Sterols play vital roles in a variety of life processes
  • 5.10 Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids

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