The Molecules of Life

Crucial to the carbon-based life on the Earth are several types of biologically-essential molecules. The basic types of molecules are carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. The chemistry of these carbon-based molecules is included in the field of organic chemistry with the specific life-related processes forming the field of biochemistry.

This material is part of a brief overview of the topics studied in biology with the intent to highlight the connections to basic ideas in physics and physical science.

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