What is Biochemistry?


What is Biochemistry, and what do biochemists study? What is covered in this field, as opposed to Molecular Biology or Cell Biology? The truth is, there’s a lot of overlap in these disciplines. But in general, biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life. What’s so special about the molecules of life? It’s a case of emergent properties. When biochemical molecules interact, unexpected complexities arise! Phospholipids form the bilayers found in cells. These compartments allow for high concentrations of chemical reactions to take place, leading to...life. The four main types of biological molecules studied by biochemists are proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. This video briefly introduces these topics, and each one will be covered in more depth in their own videos.

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Biology is the study of Life. In this course, we will explore topics in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Viruses, Evolution, Bacteria and Archaea, Protists, Plants (Botany), Fungi, Animals (Zoology), Anatomy & Physiology,Reproduction, Development, Animal Behavior, and Ecology. This course is designed for advanced High School Students (AP Biology) and first and second-year college students. Many topics in modern biology are dependent on an understanding of Chemistry - we encourage you to explore our Chemistry playlist as well!