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Carbon-based Molecules

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  • Four main types of carbon-based molecules are found in living things. You might also here these four molecules referred to as the building blocks of life. 

    • Carbohydrates
    • Lipids
    • Proteins
    • Nucleic Acids

    In the next few pages we will take a closer look at each of these. 

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    This video, https://youtu.be/QWf2jcznLsY?list=PL7A750281106CD067 provides a good intro to the next few pages.