Chemistry of Life

Skye, Kathleen, & Josiah

Proteins - amino acids / used as enzymes, component of cell
Nuclei acids - nucleotides / genetic info on DNA
- Carbohydrates - macromolecules

Lipids are fats, oils, waxes. The most commonly described lipid is the plasma membrane. A glycolipid consists of 3 fatty acids attached to a glycerol backbone. A phospholipid is modified to include a phosphate group.