Topic 1



Biological molecules are any molecules that make up living organisms. Here, four classes of macromolecules are the focus: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins (including enzymes) and nucleic acids.  You also need a good understanding of the structure and properties of water, and the uses of inorganic ions in organisms. All of these crop up time and time again throughout the course so developing a good understanding early on is very important.


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3.1.1 Monomers and polymers
3.1.3 Lipids
3.1.2 Carbohydrates
3.1.7 Water General properties of proteins Many proteins are enzymes
3.1.6 ATP Structure of DNA and RNA
3.1.8 Inorganic ions DNA replication
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