How are dehydration and hydrolysis reactions related to the synthesis and degradation of biological molecules?

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how are dehydration and hydrolysis reactions related to the synthesis and degradation of biological molecules?

Answer:

When you combine two molecules, you remove an H and an OH group, allowing for the molecule to form a bond with another molecule, and one of your products is water. When you break apart biological molecules, you add water which gets split into an H and an OH and these ions bind to the newly formed monomer.