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2.2 The Chemicals of Life

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Water

Hank explains the power of water!

Here is a nice summary of this section

A clear animation of hydrogen bonding from abpi schools

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Watch this animation showing how hydrogen bonding allows water to have such useful properties

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This spider uses the property of surface tension to trap an air bubble for oxygen underwater

Here are some fun things you can do with water

Try this Quizlet on water

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Lipids

The penguinprof explain all about lipids

Watch this animated tutorial from WiscOnline

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A clear animation on esterification from abpi schools

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Try this Quizlet on lipidsquizlet_logo_large

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Carbohydrates

Hank explains why it’s all about carbon

Watch this animation to learn more about how condensation reactions

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Watch this animated tutorial from WiscOnline

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Try this Quizlet on carbohydratesquizlet_logo_large

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Proteins

Hank talks through carbohydrates, lipids and proteins

A very simple guide to protein structure

Work through this animation from John Kyrk to learn more about amino acids

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Watch this animation to see the various levels of protein structure

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Watch this animated tutorial from WiscOnline

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Learn more about folding proteins here

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Or this simple guide by wisconline

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Simple and clear animation of condensation and hydrolysis reactions from abpi schools

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Another good one from abpi schools this time showing the levels of protein structure

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And to finish a rap about proteins

Try this Quizlet on proteinsquizlet_logo_large

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Nucleic Acids

I love Glenn, his songs are brilliant

He has also made some great notes and flash cards on these topics which can be found here

Hank at his best

Click through this animation to see DNA up close

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Or this lovely animation by John Kyrk

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You can build a DNA molecule here

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