Organic Chemistry 
Review Questions

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Organic Chemistry Review Questions
Organic Chemistry
Practice Test Questions
Part I & Part II

These multiple choice and true/false questions are designed to help students practice and test their understanding of 
Organic Chemistry.
Structure of the methane molecule: the simplest hydrocarbon compound.

5. What characteristic of phospholipids makes them essential components of cell membranes?

6. Describe the basic structure of an amino acid.

7. What is a peptide bond?

8. Describe each of the 4 levels of protein structure that we discussed in class. What differentiates each level of structure?

1. Explain why the carbon is an element essential to the formation of large organic polymers?

2. Name 4 major categories of organic molecules found in living organisms and name the monomer or components that each is composed of.

3. Differentiate between 
monosaccharides, disaccharide and polysaccharides and give examples of each.

4. What are some of the functions of polysaccharides in organisms?

These are review questions from the Virtual Cell Biology Classroom, designed to help students better understand the organic chemistry. They are based on materials that can be found on the Organic Chemistry Lecture Main Page.

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9. Why is the 3-dimensional structure of a protein important?

10. What is the difference between a nucleotide and nucleic acid?

11. Describe the three key structural components of a nucleotide.

12. Name the two purine bases and the three pyrimidine bases we discussed. Which pair with which?

13. Why is DNA called a double helix?

14. What is ATP and what is its function in cells?

15. Describe the four main types of lipids that we discussed in lecture. How are they different from each other? How are they similar?

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