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happy99 | Student, College Freshman | Salutatorian

Posted August 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM via web

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What media piece -article, video, presentation, song, or other- recognizes the fundamental of concepts of chemistry in biology that helped you better understand how fundamental concepts of chemisty affect biology. Provide a link or citation.

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ncchemist | eNotes Employee

Posted August 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM (Answer #1)

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When talking about the blending of chemistry and biology, you are talking about biochemistry, or the study of chemistry in complex biological systems.  Your profile lists you as a college freshman so I will tell you the textbook I used for my undergraduate biochemistry course.  It is Biochemistry by Mathews et al., and it is currently available in its third edition.  I don't want to provide a link here to a purchase website, but the ISBN number is 0805330666.  I was a straight chemistry major in college but I did take one biochemistry course and this was the master text for the class.  It pretty clearly outlines and covers just about every basic topic in biochemistry at the college level.  This book definitely gave this chemistry major a serious look at biology from the chemical perspective.

When talking about biochemistry, really the four major corners of the biomolecule world are proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and sugars (carbohydrates).  I have provided eNotes links below to our linked pages on each of these four classes of biological chemicals.  Reading them will give you a good understanding of what they are and how they function in the body.

I only had room below for 3 links so the fourth one is here:

http://www.enotes.com/carbohydrates-reference/carbohydrates-171802

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