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Building Biomolecules
Concept 1: CHNOPS: The Six Most Abundant Elements of Life
   Practice (1 page)
   Review (1 page)
Concept 3: Organic Molecules: Hydrocarbons
   Practice (1 page)
   Review (1 page)
Concept 4: Isomers
   Review (3 pages)
Concept 5: Polarity
   Review (2 pages)
Concept 6: The Functional Groups
   Practice (2 pages)
   Review (5 pages)
Concept 6: The Functional Groups
The properties of different biological molecules depend on certain characteristic groupings of atoms called functional groups.
If you know the properties of some of the functional groups, you will be able to quickly look at many simple biological molecules and get some idea of their solubility and possible identity. The names of the six most important functional groups are: