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Introduction to biological macromolecules


A diagram of a chemical reaction shows 2 unlabeled ovals, one orange and one green, connected to each other by an O atom. An arrow points from this to 2 labeled ovals separated by a plus sign. The first oval after the arrow is orange and labeled Monomer 1 and it has a line on the right with an OH attached and highlighted in blue. The second oval is green and labeled Monomer 2 and it has a line to the left with an HO attached. The H is highlighted in blue Above the arrow is a shape labeled water and a curved arrow pointing from the water into the arrow.
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Which of the following best describes the role that water plays in the reaction depicted above?
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