Carbohydrates

By maddie weber and giuliana Vargas

The monomer of carbohydrates is monosaccharides which are simple sugars.



The polymer of carbohydrates are polysaccharides.


The functional groups of carbohydrates are aldehydes, ketones, and alchohols.


Examples of this biomolecule:

Bread

Cereal

Pasta

Potatoes

And sports drinks


Living things use the carbohydrates as their main source of energy as well as plants and some animals use them for structural purposes.


The protein structure of carbohydrates is a ball of protein that is entangled together and their function is to transport various products through the cell with the means of active transportation and sometimes with passive transportation. The lipids of carbohydrates are types of fats that absorb water and effect the cell membranes.

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