AP Biology

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Course Content

Chemistry of life

  • Structure of water and hydrogen bonding
  • Hydrogen bonding in water
  • Capillary action and why we see a meniscus
  • Surface tension
  • Water as a solvent
  • Importance of water for life
  • Elements of life
  • Elements and atoms
  • Carbon as a building block of life
  • Functional groups
  • Elemental building blocks of biological molecules
  • Introduction to biological macromolecules
  • Ionic bonds
  • Covalent bonds
  • Dehydration synthesis or a condensation reaction
  • Hydrolysis
  • Antiparallel structure of DNA strands
  • Molecular structure of RNA
  • Introduction to amino acids
  • Overview of protein structure
  • Introduction to carbohydrates
  • Molecular structure of triglycerides (fats)
  • Saturated fats, unsaturated fats, and trans fats
  • Properties, structure, and function of biological macromolecules
  • Molecular structure of DNA
  • Nucleic acids
  • DNA
  • Molecular structure of DNA
  • Antiparallel structure of DNA strands
  • Molecular structure of RNA

Cell structure and function

Cellular energetics

Cell communication and cell cycle


Gene expression and regulation

Natural selection


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