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Organic Molecules

Organic MoleculeComposed of what atoms?Building Blocks (monomerstypes & functions of monomerstypes & functions of polymersOther
Carbohydrates (sugars) C, H, 0 Monosaccharides or hexoses glucose, fructose, galactose: energy Polysaccharides: Starch (plant); Glycogen (animal); energy storage. (blank)
Lipids (Fats) C, H, O Triglycerides: glycerol and 3 fatty acids TG = energy; Phospholipid = cell membrane component; Steroid = cell membrane component and chemical messenger (i.e. cholesterol) (blank) Saturated (only single bonds between C’s in fat chain) vs. Unsaturated (at least 1 double bond in fa chain)
Proteins C, H, O, N, S amino acids 20 different amino acids proteins (>100 amino acids); (blank)
Nucleic acids C, H, O, N, P nucleotides: pentose sugar, phosphate, nitrogen base (blank) DNA = deoxyribo-nucleic acid; genetic material; DNA controls cellular activity by instructing our cells what proteins to make (i.e. Enzymes).
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