1. Why do you think you will benefit from a general knowledge of biochemistry?
2. Water, H2O, is a simple molecule. Briefly explain why you think water is so important to life? Do you think the water needs are different for an elephant compared to E. coli or humans? Explain.
3. The three most important food groups are proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. These food groups are also three of the four major groups of biomolecules. Describe one meal you ate this week and identify the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in your meal.
4. Identify and describe one fad diet and explain why this diet could be detrimental to the biochemical processes in the cell