Organic Molecules

Carbohydrates

  1. Elements found in them- carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen
  2. sub units- monosaccharides and glucose
  3. function- main sourse of all living things

Lipids

  1. Elements found in them- mainly carbon and hydrogen
  2. sub units- fatty acid and glycerol
  3. function- long term energy source

Proteins

  1. Elements found in them- carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen
  2. sub-units- amino acid
  3. function- storage structure, defense, enzyme, and transportation

Nucleic Acids

  1. Elements found in them- carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus
  2. Sub-units- nucleotides
  3. Function- our hereditary information has info ti help cell make proteins