By: Calin London Class: Biology Hour: 4

What in the WORLD are Macromolecules and why are they important to learn!?!?!?

A Macromolecule is a large molecule. Macromolecules are composed of thousands of atoms. There are three classes of macromolecules (carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids.) They form chain-like molecules called polymers. A Polymer is a basically a long molecule that have many of the similar building blocks connected to covalent bonds.

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What in the WORLD is a nucleic acid and why is it so important to learn about?!?!?!

  1. Nucleic acid is a complex organic substance that has living cells, including DNA or RNA. DNA and RNA molecules have many nucleotides connected to a long chain. A nucleic acid stores and transmits genetic information that you've inherited from your parents. If you have children your genetic information will be recombined and combined with your parents genetic information. What else does nucleic acid do?!?!?! The acid also contain genes that are responsible for producing every protein in your body!!! WHOAH!!! There are two types of nucleic acid, DNA and RNA. DNA stands for Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid and RNA stands for Ribo Nucleic Acid.