Chemistry of Life

Michael Etumnu


Water is the most abundant compound on Earth's surface, covering about 70 percent of the planet. In nature, water exists in liquid, solid, and gaseous states.

    • Adhesion: the attractive force between two bodies of different substances that are in contact with each other.
    • Cohesion: force that holds molecules of a single material together.
    • Polarity: Enables many substances to dissolve in water.
    • Heat Storage: A device or medium that absorbs collected solar heat and stores it for use during periods of inclement or cold weather.


    • A molecule containing a very large number of atoms
    • The types are Lipids, Proteins Nucleic Acids, Carbohydrates


    • Storage and transport of energy and structural components
    • The type of Carbohydrates are Monosaccharides, Disaccharides, and Polysaccharides


    • Chains of Amino Acid Acids folded into blobs with special shares
    • Support structure carries oz proteins
    • examples of proteins are collager, antibodies, and hair and nails


    • another name for fats purpose make up cell membranes, long term energy
    • long chains of carbons with all bonds filled by hydrogens

    Nucleic Acids

    • It is a mangmer made of nucleotides
    • The types of acids are DNA, ATP, RNA

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    • dissachorides is the macromolecule that lock and key
    • function is energy